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carbon dioxide

noun as in colorless odorless gas

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She helped a winemaker protect the fermenting wines with carbon dioxide and dry ice, while firefighters managed to save the winery.

Tilling exposes carbon from dead plants to oxygen in the air, creating carbon dioxide, which is the planet’s most troublesome climate-changing gas.

In the context of planetary science, this can mean water ice, or nitrogen, carbon dioxide, ammonia, hydrogen, methane, sulfur dioxide—the ingredients for life.

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased by about 20 parts per million between roughly 4000 BCE and 1850 CE, she said.

If all 139 million households in the United States used efficiency measures to cut their heating and cooling costs by a third, the country would save almost 150 million tons of carbon dioxide annually.

It reacts very readily with oxygen by burning smokelessly, with carbon dioxide and water as its byproducts.

Other psychiatrists attempted to treat schizophrenia with carbon dioxide gas and artificially-induced comas.

The higher levels of carbon dioxide will induce something of a feeding frenzy for plants, at least for a while.

“We are short of carbon dioxide for the needs of the plants,” Anderson said.

First they smell us, detecting molecules from bacteria on our skin and carbon dioxide from our breath.

The primary purpose of respiration in all animals is the same—namely, to furnish oxygen and remove carbon dioxide (carbonic acid).

If we collect enough of these bubbles of gas to make a test, we find it to be carbon dioxide.

In previous experiments we have proved that carbon dioxide is given off by any living thing when oxidation occurs in the body.

The plants give off oxygen to the animals, and the animals give carbon dioxide to the plants.

The organs of respiration: the organs in which the blood receives oxygen and gives up carbon dioxide.


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On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to carbon-dioxide, such as: carbonic acid, carbonic acid gas, and co2.

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