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greenhouse gas

n.
Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
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greenhouse gas

n
any gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect
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green′house gas`


n.
any of the gases whose absorption of solar radiation is responsible for the greenhouse effect, including carbon dioxide, methane, ozone, and the fluorocarbons.
[1980–85]
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greenhouse gas

Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, and nitrous oxide.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greenhouse gas - a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
CFC, chlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans; "the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"
carbon dioxide, carbonic acid gas, CO2 - a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
HFC, hydrofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon emitted as a by-product of industrial manufacturing
perfluorocarbon, PFC - a powerful greenhouse gas emitted during the production of aluminum
sulfur hexafluoride, sulphur hexafluoride - a colorless gas that is soluble in alcohol and ether; a powerful greenhouse gas widely used in the electrical utility industry
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Translations
gas de invernadero
kasvihuonekaasu
üvegházhatású gáz
broeikasgas

greenhouse gas

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