water gas

water gas
n. colorless toxic gas that burns with an extremely hot somewhat blue flame and which is composed of a hydrogen and carbon monoxide mixture that has small quantities of other gases

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  • water gas — /ˈwɔtə gæs/ (say wawtuh gas) noun a poisonous gas used for lighting, etc., made by passing steam over incandescent coal or other carbon fuel, and consisting of a mixture of various gases, chiefly carbon monoxide and hydrogen …  

  • water gas — noun a fuel gas consisting mainly of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, made by passing steam over incandescent coke …   English new terms dictionary

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