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.
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Origin of liquid oxygen
First recorded in 1875–80
Also called lox, LOX
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British Dictionary definitions for liquid oxygen
the clear pale blue liquid state of oxygen produced by liquefying air and allowing the nitrogen to evaporate: used in rocket fuelsAlso called: lox
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