inert gas


noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. inerrant,
  2. inerrantism,
  3. inerrantly,
  4. inerratic,
  5. inert,
  6. inertance,
  7. inertia,
  8. inertia force,
  9. inertia selling,
  10. inertia time

Origin of inert gas

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for inert gas

inert gas

noun

Also called: noble gas, rare gas, argonon any of the unreactive gaseous elements helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon
(loosely) any gas, such as carbon dioxide, that is nonoxidizing
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Medicine definitions for inert gas

inert gas

n.

noble gas

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Science definitions for inert gas

inert gas

See noble gas.
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