Origin of ozone
Related formso·zon·ic [oh-zon-ik, oh-zoh-nik] /oʊˈzɒn ɪk, oʊˈzoʊ nɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for ozone
Air pollution gets worse during drought; in California the problem is soot, and in Texas it was ozone.
Soot, methane, ozone, and HFCs are a lot less sexy than flying to Rio and making bold promises.Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Get Serious About Global Warming|David G. Victor, Charles F. Kennel, Veerabhadran Ramanathan|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Obama enraged his base last week by nullifying an environmental regulation on ozone.
His first choice was Shri Trimurti Bhavan in Ozone Park, a temple where his uncle is a priest.
The screening can be canceled, but people in Richmond Hill and Ozone Park still have ways to see it.
I think I shall get on with her pretty well after all, especially motoring, when I can take her with plenty of ozone.Set in Silver|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Food and water and air heavy with ozone and the electric storms.Prison of a Billion Years|C.H. Thames
The pungent odor of ozone from the electric discharge filled the room.The Social Gangster|Arthur B. Reeve
The quantities of ozone would be inversely as the volumes of air passing through the tube before blueness is produced.
This is the accepted way of putting it; in reality, he needs the ozone contained in that amount of oxygen.A. D. 2000|Alvarado M. Fuller
British Dictionary definitions for ozone
Derived Formsozonic (əʊˈzɒnɪk) or ozonous, adjective
Word Origin for ozone
Medicine definitions for ozone
Science definitions for ozone
A Closer Look
Ozone is both beneficial for and threatening to all of Earth's organisms, including human beings, depending on how high in the atmosphere it is found. Ozone is naturally produced in the stratospheric portion of Earth's atmosphere (in the ozone layer) by the action of high-energy ultraviolet radiation on molecular oxygen (O2 ). By absorbing much of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation, the ozone layer serves as a sunscreen for organisms on Earth. In recent years the ozone has thinned or disappeared in parts of the ozone layer, creating an ozone hole that lets in dangerous amounts of ultraviolet radiation. Ozone holes are caused in part by the release into the atmosphere of industrial and commercial chemicals, in particular the chlorofluorocarbons (such as freon) used in aerosols, refrigerants, and certain cleaning solvents. Closer to Earth's surface, ozone is one of the so-called greenhouse gases that are produced by the burning of fossil fuels and cause the greenhouse effect. Ozone at ground level is also an air pollutant, contributing to respiratory diseases such as asthma.