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carbon monoxide

n.
A colorless, odorless, highly poisonous gas, CO, formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon or a carbonaceous material, such as gasoline.
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carbon monoxide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless odourless poisonous flammable gas formed when carbon compounds burn in insufficient air and produced by the action of steam on hot carbon: used as a reducing agent in metallurgy and as a fuel. Formula: CO
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car′bon monox′ide


n.
a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas, CO, produced when carbon burns with insufficient air: used chiefly in organic synthesis and metallurgy.
[1870–75]
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carbon monoxide

A colorless, odorless gas, CO, formed when a compound containing carbon burns incompletely because there is not enough oxygen. It is present in the exhaust gases of automobile engines and is very poisonous.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carbon monoxide - an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carboncarbon monoxide - an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon
monoxide - an oxide containing just one atom of oxygen in the molecule
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Translations
أوَّل أكسيد الكربون
oxid uhelnatý
kulilte
KohlenmonoxydKohlenstoffmonoxid
häkähiilimonoksidi
szén-monoxid
kolsÿringur
monoxeidium carbonicum
oxid uhoľnatý
kolmonoxidkoloxid
karbonmonoksit

carbon monoxide

nmonossido di carbonio
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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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