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 for Gas
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gas \Gas\ (g[a^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gassed (g[a^]st); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Gassing.]
     1. (Textiles) To singe, as in a gas flame, so as to remove
        loose fibers; as, to gas thread.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. To impregnate with gas; as, to gas lime with chlorine in
        the manufacture of bleaching powder.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     3. to expose to a poisonous or noxious gas "The protest
        threatened to become violent, and the police gassed the
        demonstrators to force them to disperse."
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gas \Gas\ (g[a^]s), n.; pl. Gases (g[a^]s"[e^]z). [Invented by
     the chemist Van Helmont of Brussels, who died in 1644.]
     1. An a["e]riform fluid; -- a term used at first by chemists
        as synonymous with air, but since restricted to fluids
        supposed to be permanently elastic, as oxygen, hydrogen,
        etc., in distinction from vapors, as steam, which become
        liquid on a reduction of temperature. In present usage,
        since all of the supposed permanent gases have been
        liquified by cold and pressure, the term has resumed
        nearly its original signification, and is applied to any
        substance in the elastic or a["e]riform state.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Popular Usage)
        (a) A complex mixture of gases, of which the most
            important constituents are marsh gas, olefiant gas,
            and hydrogen, artificially produced by the destructive
            distillation of gas coal, or sometimes of peat, wood,
            oil, resin, etc. It gives a brilliant light when
            burned, and is the common gas used for illuminating
            purposes.
        (b) Laughing gas.
        (c) Any irrespirable a["e]riform fluid.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     3. same as gasoline; -- a shortened form. Also, the
        accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle; used in the term "
        step on the gas".
        [PJC]
  
     4. the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle; used in the term
        " step on the gas".
        [PJC]
  
     5. Same as natural gas.
        [PJC]
  
     6. an exceptionally enjoyable event; a good time; as, The
        concert was a gas. [slang]
        [PJC]
  
     Note: Gas is often used adjectively or in combination; as,
           gas fitter or gasfitter; gas meter or gas-meter, etc.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Air gas (Chem.), a kind of gas made by forcing air through
        some volatile hydrocarbon, as the lighter petroleums. The
        air is so saturated with combustible vapor as to be a
        convenient illuminating and heating agent.
  
     Gas battery (Elec.), a form of voltaic battery, in which
        gases, especially hydrogen and oxygen, are the active
        agents.
  
     Gas carbon, Gas coke, etc. See under Carbon, Coke,
        etc.
  
     Gas coal, a bituminous or hydrogenous coal yielding a high
        percentage of volatile matters, and therefore available
        for the manufacture of illuminating gas. --R. W. Raymond.
  
     Gas engine, an engine in which the motion of the piston is
        produced by the combustion or sudden production or
        expansion of gas; -- especially, an engine in which an
        explosive mixture of gas and air is forced into the
        working cylinder and ignited there by a gas flame or an
        electric spark.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gas
      n 1: the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid
           states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively
           great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure
           and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the
           spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly
           throughout any container [syn: gas, gaseous state]
      2: a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape
         nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
      3: a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and
         heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly
         as a fuel in internal-combustion engines [syn: gasoline,
         gasolene, gas, petrol]
      4: a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal [syn:
         flatulence, flatulency, gas]
      5: a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the
         gas" [syn: accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal,
         gas, throttle, gun]
      6: a fossil fuel in the gaseous state; used for cooking and
         heating homes [syn: natural gas, gas]
      v 1: attack with gas; subject to gas fumes; "The despot gassed
           the rebellious tribes"
      2: show off [syn: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line,
         brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  246 Moby Thesaurus words for "gas":
     acetylene, advance against, advance upon, aerodynamics, air,
     alcohol, ammonia, argon, asphyxiating gas, atmosphere, avgas,
     babble, babblement, baloney, bavardage, bear down upon, belch,
     benzine, best seller, bibble-babble, big hit, big talk, bilge,
     blab, blabber, blah, blah-blah, blather, blether, blethers, bop,
     bosh, brilliant success, briquette, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunker,
     bunkum, burnable, burp, butane, cackle, caquet, caqueterie, carbon,
     carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, cater, charcoal, chat, chatter,
     chitter-chatter, chlorine, clack, clatter, coal, coal gas,
     coal oil, coke, combustible, counterattack, crap, crude, crude oil,
     dither, dope, drive, drivel, drool, electricity, eructation,
     ethane, ethanol, ether, ethyl, ethyl gas, ethylene, fad,
     fancy talk, fart, feed, fill up, fine talk, fireball, firing,
     fish story, flammable, flammable material, flank, flapdoodle,
     flatulence, flatulency, flatuosity, flatus, fluid, fluorine,
     forage, formaldehyde, fossil oil, fuel, fuel additive, fuel dope,
     gab, gabble, gas carbon, gas up, gasoline, gasser, gibber,
     gibble-gabble, go on, gossip, great success, guff, gup, gush,
     halogen gas, haver, helium, heptane, hexane, hiccup,
     high-octane gas, high-test, highfalutin, highfaluting, hit,
     hogwash, hokum, hooey, hot air, hydrogen, idle talk, illuminant,
     illuminating gas, inert gas, infiltrate, inflammable,
     inflammable material, isooctane, jabber, jaw, jazz, jet fuel,
     kerosene, killing, krypton, launch an attack, lead-free gas,
     lewisite, light source, low-lead gas, luminant, malarkey,
     march against, march upon, marsh gas, mere talk, meteoric success,
     methane, methanol, momentary success, moonshine, motor oil,
     mount an attack, mustard gas, natter, natural gas, neon, nitrogen,
     nonsense talk, octane, oil, open an offensive, oxygen, ozone,
     palaver, paraffin, patter, peat, pentane, petrol, petroleum,
     piffle, pneumatics, poison gas, poppycock, pour forth, prate,
     prating, prattle, premium gas, prittle-prattle, propane,
     propellant, provender, provision, purvey, push, radon, ramble on,
     rattle, rattle on, reel off, regular, resounding triumph, riot,
     roaring success, rock oil, rocket fuel, rot, run on, scat, sell,
     sensation, sewer gas, shit, smash, smash hit, spout, spout off,
     strike, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on, talkee-talkee,
     tall story, tall talk, thrust, tittle-tattle, tommyrot, top off,
     tripe, triumph, turf, twaddle, twattle, vapor, victual, waffle,
     wind, wow, xenon, yak, yakkety-yak
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  gas
  
  
      [as in ?gas chamber?]
  
      1. interj. A term of disgust and hatred, implying that gas should be
      dispensed in generous quantities, thereby exterminating the source of
      irritation. ?Some loser just reloaded the system for no reason! Gas!?
  
      2. interj. A suggestion that someone or something ought to be flushed out
      of mercy. ?The system's getting wedged every few minutes. Gas!?
  
      3. vt. To flush (sense 1). ?You should gas that old crufty software.?
  
      4. [IBM] n. Dead space in nonsequentially organized files that was occupied
      by data that has since been deleted; the compression operation that removes
      it is called degassing (by analogy, perhaps, with the use of the same term
      in vacuum technology).
  
      5. [IBM] n. Empty space on a disk that has been clandestinely allocated
      against future need.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  GNU assembler
  gas
  
     (GAS) A Unix assembler for the GNU project.  Many CPU
     types are handled and COFF and IEEE-695 formats are
     supported as well as standard a.out.
  
     Current version 2.2 ported to Sun-3, Sun-4, i386,
     386BSD, BSD/386, Linux, PS/2-AIX, VAX, Ultrix,
     BSD, VMS.
  
     The assembler has been merged with GNU Binutils.
  
     E-mail: .
  
     (1995-04-18)
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Gas, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    556
     Housing Units (2000): 234
     Land area (2000):     0.756417 sq. miles (1.959110 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.756417 sq. miles (1.959110 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            25975
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             37.923851 N, 95.346168 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Gas, KS
      Gas
  

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