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CARBON DIOXIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does carbon dioxide mean? 

CARBON DIOXIDE (noun)
  The noun CARBON DIOXIDE has 1 sense:

1. a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis

  Familiarity information: CARBON DIOXIDE used as a noun is very rare.


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CARBON DIOXIDE (noun)


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Meaning:

A heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

carbon dioxide; carbonic acid gas; CO2

Hypernyms ("carbon dioxide" is a kind of...):

dioxide (an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule)

greenhouse emission; greenhouse gas (a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "carbon dioxide"):

blackdamp; chokedamp (the atmosphere in a mine following an explosion; high in carbon dioxide and incapable of supporting life)


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