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n.1.An apparatus for the generation of gases, or for impregnating a liquid with a gas, or a gas with a volatile liquid.
2.A volatile hydrocarbon, used as an illuminant, or for charging illuminating gas.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Another interesting FPL project was a study on the performance of gasogens. Gasogens are devices attached to motor vehicles that convert wood and charcoal into a motor fuel.