marsh gas

marsh gas
marsh′ gas`
chem. a gaseous decomposition product of organic matter, consisting primarily of methane
Also called swamp gas
Etymology: 1775–85

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Marsh gas — Marsh Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marsh gas — n [U] gas formed from decaying plants under water in a ↑marsh = ↑methane …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • marsh gas — märsh n METHANE …   Medical dictionary

  • marsh-gas — marshˈ gas noun Methane • • • Main Entry: ↑marsh …   Useful english dictionary

  • marsh gas — n. a gaseous product, chiefly methane, formed from decomposing vegetable matter, as in marshes …   English World dictionary

  • marsh gas — Carbureted Car bu*ret ed, a. 1. (Chem.) Combined with carbon in the manner of a carburet or carbide. [1913 Webster] 2. Saturated or impregnated with some volatile carbon compound; as, water gas is carbureted to increase its illuminating power.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marsh gas — pelkių dujos statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Metano, anglies dioksido ir azoto mišinys, išsiskiriantis yrant augalų liekanoms. atitikmenys: angl. marsh gas rus. болотный газ …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • marsh gas — metanas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Organinis junginys (CH₄) – sotusis angliavandenilis. Bespalvės, bekvapės dujos, lengvesnės už orą. Vandenyje tirpsta blogai; dega blyškia liepsna, sudarydamas anglies dioksidą ir… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Marsh gas —   A common term for gas that bubbles to the surface of the water in a marsh or swamp. It is colorless, odorless and can be explosive.   California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms …   Energy terms

  • marsh gas — noun (U) gas formed from decaying plants under water in a marsh; methane …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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