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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.
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