marsh gas

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Origin of marsh gas

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
Also called swamp gas.
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Related Words for marsh gas

methane

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British Dictionary definitions for marsh gas

marsh gas

noun
  1. a hydrocarbon gas largely composed of methane formed when organic material decays in the absence of air
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marsh gas in Medicine

marsh gas

n.
  1. methane
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