liquid oxygen


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liquid oxygen

n
(Elements & Compounds) the clear pale blue liquid state of oxygen produced by liquefying air and allowing the nitrogen to evaporate: used in rocket fuels. Also called: lox

liq′uid ox′ygen


n.
a clear, pale blue liquid obtained by compressing oxygen and then cooling it below its boiling point. Also called LOX.
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Noun1.liquid oxygen - a bluish translucent magnetic liquid obtained by compressing gaseous oxygen and then cooling it below its boiling point; used as an oxidizer in rocket propellants
atomic number 8, O, oxygen - a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust
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