What is the meaning of gas?


  • The state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container.
  • A fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely.
  • A volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines.
  • A state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal.
  • A pedal that controls the throttle valve.
    • usage: "he stepped on the gas"
  • A fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and heating homes.


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