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liquid oxygen

noun

  1. a clear, pale blue liquid obtained by compressing oxygen and then cooling it below its boiling point: used chiefly as an oxidizer in liquid rocket propellants.


liquid oxygen

noun

  1. the clear pale blue liquid state of oxygen produced by liquefying air and allowing the nitrogen to evaporate: used in rocket fuels Also calledlox


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Word History and Origins

Origin of liquid oxygen1

First recorded in 1875–80

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Example Sentences

The city of Orlando has urged residents to limit their water use, because the same liquid oxygen used to treat the water supply is being used to provide air to Covid-19 patients.

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The SpaceX Falcon series of reusable rockets will propel the Crew Dragon into orbit using liquid kerosene and liquid oxygen.

The company has also built several new large tanks as part of the ground-support equipment that fuels the massive vehicles with liquid oxygen and methane.

Compounding the danger was the fuel for the rocket engines, a tank of liquid oxygen so cold it frosted the X-1′s outer skin.

The line feeding liquid oxygen into the rocket engine breached and, without a supply of oxidizer, the kerosene fuel would not burn.

The Russians had developed a very powerful, very reliable, and relatively simple liquid oxygen/kerosene engine.

We may safely feel certain that the nostrum was not liquid oxygen.

Oxyliquit: liquid oxygen absorbed in a porous combustible material.

This liquid oxygen is then allowed to return to a gas and is stored in large gasometers or tanks.

Liquid oxygen doesn't exist above a temperature of 229 degrees below zero.

The idea of liquefying gas—of circulating a liquid oxygen in the blood—seemed impossible.

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