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A fuel gas containing approximately equal amounts of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and varying smaller amounts of methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen, made by passing steam and air over heated coke or coal.
(Elements & Compounds) a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide produced by passing steam over hot carbon, used as a fuel and raw material. See also producer gas
a toxic mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen used as an illuminant and fuel and in organic synthesis.
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|Noun||1.||water gas - a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide with small amounts of other gases; made by blowing steam over hot coke or coal|
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely