gaseous


gaseous
gaseousness, gaseity /ga see"i tee/, n.
/gas"ee euhs, gash"euhs/, adj.
1. existing in the state of a gas; not solid or liquid.
2. pertaining to or having the characteristics of gas.
3. Informal. lacking firmness or solidity; uncertain; not definite.
4. gassy (defs. 1, 3).
[1790-1800; GAS + -EOUS]

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