Word of the day
gas
  1. Translation
    • (US) To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.
    • (US) To fill (a vehicle's fuel tank) with fuel.
  2. Adjective
    • (Ireland, colloquial) comical, zany.
  3. Noun
    • (uncountable, chemistry) Matter in a state intermediate between liquid and plasma that can be contained only if it is fully surrounded by a solid (or in a bubble of liquid) (or held together by gravitational pull); it can condense into a liquid, or can (rarely) become a solid directly.
    • (countable, chemistry) A chemical element or compound in such a state.
    • (uncountable) A flammable gaseous hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture (typically predominantly methane) used as a fuel, e.g. for cooking, heating, electricity generation or as a fuel in internal combustion engines in vehicles.
    • (countable) A hob on a gas cooker.
    • (US) Methane or other waste gases trapped in one's belly as a result of the digestive process.
    • (slang) A humorous or entertaining event or person.
    • (baseball) A fastball.
    • (uncountable, US) Gasoline; a derivative of petroleum used as fuel.
    • (US) Gas pedal.
  4. Verb
    • (transitive) To kill with poisonous gas.
    • (intransitive) To talk, chat.
    • (intransitive) To emit gas.
    • (transitive) To impregnate with gas.
    • (transitive) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove loose fibers.
    • (US) To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.
    • (US) To fill (a vehicle's fuel tank) with fuel.
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