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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.
Dictionary entry details
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A heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
Nouns denoting substances
Hypernyms ("carbon dioxide" is a kind of...):
dioxide (an oxide containing two atoms of oxygen in the molecule)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "carbon dioxide"):
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