1 substance like air
deadly, noxious, poisonous, toxic
explosive, flammable, inflammable (esp. BrE), radioactive
compressed, hot
colourless/colorless, odourless/odorless
inert, noble
exhaust, greenhouse

pollution from greenhouse gases

hydrogen, methane
mustard, nerve, sarin, tear

Police used water cannon and tear gas against demonstrators.

laughing (= nitrous oxide) (informal)
emit, give off, produce, release

It gives off a poisonous gas as it decomposes.

build up

Noxious gases had built up in the sewer.

escape, leak

Toxic gases can escape through one of the pipes.


greenhouse gas emissions


Millions of Jews were sent to the gas chambers by the Nazis.

2 for heating/cooking
butane (esp. BrE), coal, natural, propane (esp. BrE)
bottled, Calor™ (BrE), cooking (AmE)
cook with

I prefer to cook with gas.

light, turn on

I lit the gas and put the soup on to warm.

appliance, boiler (esp. BrE), central heating (BrE), cooker, fire, furnace (AmE), heater, lamp, oven, range (AmE), stove
bottle (BrE), canister, cylinder, pipeline
board (BrE)
exploration, industry
field, reserves

Chinese gas reserves are now being tapped.


All gas leaks should be reported as soon as possible.

gas mark 2, 3, etc. (BrE)

Set the oven at gas mark 4.

3 (AmE) fuel for cars, etc. ⇨ See also ↑gasoline

He hit the gas pedal and headed off.


We stopped at a gas station to fill up.

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