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carbon dioxide

n.
A colorless, odorless, incombustible gas, CO2, that is formed during respiration, combustion, and organic decomposition, is an essential component in photosynthesis, and is used in food refrigeration, carbonated beverages, inert atmospheres, fire extinguishers, and aerosols. Also called carbonic acid gas.

carbon dioxide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless odourless incombustible gas present in the atmosphere and formed during respiration, the decomposition and combustion of organic compounds, and in the reaction of acids with carbonates: used in carbonated drinks, fire extinguishers, and as dry ice for refrigeration. Formula: CO2. Also called: carbonic-acid gas

car′bon diox′ide


n.
a colorless, odorless, incombustible gas, CO2, present in the atmosphere and formed during respiration: used as dry ice and in carbonated beverages and fire extinguishers.
[1870–75]

carbon dioxide

A colorless, odorless gas, CO2, that is present in the atmosphere and is formed when any fuel containing carbon is burned. It is breathed out of an animal's lungs during respiration, produced by the decay of organic matter, and used by plants in photosynthesis. Carbon dioxide is also used in refrigeration, fire extinguishers, and carbonated drinks.

carbon dioxide

A gas in air. In the carbon cycle, plants make food with carbon dioxide, and breathing, burning, and decay return it to the air. See greenhouse gases.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carbon dioxide - a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
blackdamp, chokedamp - the atmosphere in a mine following an explosion; high in carbon dioxide and incapable of supporting life
dioxide - an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule
greenhouse emission, greenhouse gas - a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
Translations
ثاني أكسيد الكربون
anhídrid carbònicbiòxid de carbonidiòxid de carboni
oxid uhličitý
kuldioxid
KohlendioxydKohlenstoffdioxid
karbona dioksido
süsihappegaassüsinikdioksiid
hiilidioksidi
szén-dioxid
koltvísÿringur
二酸化炭素
이산화탄소
dioxeidium carbonicum
kooldioxide
dwutlenek węgla
dióxido de carbono
oxid uhličitý
koldioxid

carbon dioxide

nanidride f carbonica, biossido di carbonio

carbon

(ˈkaːbən)
an element occurring as diamond and graphite and also in coal etc.
carbon copy
a copy of writing or typing made by means of carbon paper.
carbon dioxide (daiˈoksaid)
a gas present in the air, breathed out by man and other animals.
carbon monoxide (məˈnoksaid)
a colourless, very poisonous gas which has no smell. Carbon monoxide is given off by car engines.
carbon paper
a type of paper coated with carbon etc which makes a copy when placed between the sheets being written or typed.
References in classic literature ?
So long as the excess of carbon dioxide in the blood was not sufficient to prevent heart action, the rykor would suffer only a diminution of vitality; but would still respond to the exciting agency of the kaldane's brain.
How to get rid of our excessive carbon dioxide without unduly wasting our oxygen is a delicate and vital question," said Challenger, looking round him after the five iron tubes had been laid side by side against the wall.
This Global Report 2014 is a result of industry experts' diligent work on researching the world market of liquid carbon dioxide.
CCS is the process of collecting waste carbon dioxide from places where it is heavily produced as a byproduct, such as fossil-fuelled power plants.
In Texas, the nation's largest oil producer, the demand for CO2 is soaring - because carbon dioxide can help squeeze oil out of formations deep in the earth - and new carbon dioxide-producing facilities are in the works.
In a new study, the researchers have said that in order to keep carbon dioxide at low levels would require a long-term commitment spanning decades or even centuries.
As water soaks through soil, it picks up carbon dioxide that's generated when organic matter in the soil decomposes.
Some rose growers increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in their greenhouses in order to increase flower production.
Our paper shows that in order for soils to lock away more carbon dioxide as carbon, there has to be quite a bit of extra nitrogen available--far more than what is normally available in most ecosystems," said Northern Arizona University's Bruce Hungate.
Rising carbon dioxide can favor pests and weeds, those plants we'd least like to see succeed," says climate-change ecologist Bruce Hungate of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
Yet from personal experience, I know that there are many in the Canadian geoscience community who are either uncertain about, sceptical of, or firmly opposed to the concept that atmospheric carbon dioxide will result in significant climatic change over the next century.
How many trees would it take to absorb the carbon dioxide that's produced when you use everyday appliances?