liquid oxygen


noun

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.

Nearby words

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  8. liquid propellant,
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  10. liquid storax

Origin of liquid oxygen

First recorded in 1875–80

Also called lox, LOX

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British Dictionary definitions for liquid oxygen

liquid oxygen

noun

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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