laughing gas


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laugh·ing gas

(lăf′ĭng, lä′fĭng)
n.
Nitrous oxide, especially as used as an anesthetic.
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laughing gas

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for nitrous oxide
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ni′trous ox′ide


n.
a colorless, sweet-smelling gas, N2O, that may induce euphoria when inhaled: used for mild anesthesia.
[1790–1800]
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laugh·ing gas

(lăf′ĭng)
Nitrous oxide used as a mild anesthetic.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laughing gas - inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgerylaughing gas - inhalation anesthetic used as an anesthetic in dentistry and surgery
ammonium nitrate - used as an explosive and fertilizer and rocket propellant
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Translations
ilokaasu
gas esilarante

laughing gas

ngas m esilarante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

laughing gas

n gas m hilarante
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