laughing gas


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laugh·ing gas

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

laughing gas

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for nitrous oxide

ni′trous ox′ide


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

laugh·ing gas

(lăf′ĭng)
Nitrous oxide used as a mild anesthetic.
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
Translations
ilokaasu
gas esilarante

laughing gas

ngas m esilarante

laughing gas

n gas m hilarante
References in classic literature ?
Meanwhile Toby, putting a hand on each knee, bent down his nose to the basket, and took a long inspiration at the lid; the grin upon his withered face expanding in the process, as if he were inhaling laughing gas.
Nitrous oxide is often referred to as laughing gas but is also known as the controversial legal drug 'hippy crack' Acting Inspector Mick Quinn said: "The gas has a similar effect to helium and is often referred to as a laughing gas.
A LONDON council is cracking down on laughing gas by banning the use and supply of legal highs in public areas across the whole borough.
FOUR PEOPLE were caught trying to sell laughing gas in Ayia Napa early Sunday morning, police confirmed.
A LIVERPOOL vicar used his Sunday sermon to show shocked parents canisters of laughing gas he had found while walking the grounds of his church.
ONLINE pedlars are offering potentially lethal laughing gas for sale via a free phone app.
POLICE have warned of the dangers of laughing gas after the horrific death of a student who inhaled the legal high.
But another doctor said banning helium in balloons could lead to an increase in the use of nitrous oxide - also known as laughing gas or hippy crack.
Peddling nitrous oxide - also known as laughing gas - will be made a criminal offence under new laws published yesterday.
Peddling nitrous oxide - or laughing gas - will be made a criminal offence under new laws published yesterday.
LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers has spoken to striker Raheem Sterling after he was pictured apparently inhaling laughing gas from a balloon.