Adjective "gassed" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


An air-like fluid substance which expands freely to fill any space available, irrespective of its quantity.
  1. count noun 'poisonous gases'
  2. 'The £1.7 million car emits no carbon dioxide or other gasses, and the water that dribbles out of the exhaust pipe is so clean you can drink it.'
  3. 'Sea turtle lungs are adapted to permit a rapid exchange of oxygen and to prevent the formation of gasses during deep dives.'
  4. 'Burning rubbish - plastics, treated wood, and old chemical containers release poisonous gasses when they are burnt.'
  5. 'Because the atmosphere includes greenhouse gasses, solar warming and greenhouse warming are related.'
  6. 'Boyle's Law is a statement of the relationship between the pressure and volume of gasses.'
  7. 'Increases in temperatures and greenhouse gasses have been even sharper since the 1950s.'
  8. 'They have the ability to ‘breath’ or exchange gasses through the skin as well as the lungs.'
  9. 'I combined all the ingredients and I tied off the bag leaving plenty of room for the gasses to expand into.'
  10. 'It's difficult to separate natural variability from greenhouse gasses.'
  11. 'As part of the project, pupils at the three Kerry schools will work to reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses produced by their schools.'
  12. 'Free oxygen was released when ultraviolet light hit carbon monoxide gas.'
  13. 'The resulting ester was saponified under basic conditions to the free acid, converted to the acyl chloride with thionyl chloride, and then to the amide with anhydrous ammonia gas.'
  14. 'cooking is done by bottled gas'
  15. 'We have to drastically reduce the burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas, so we need more wind farms to produce cleaner electricity.'
  16. 'Mother Nature's fossil fuels, oil and gas are running out fast and if we do not wish to be held to ransom by imported energy our representatives must act now.'
  17. 'Along with other fossil fuels like coal and gas.'
  18. 'The country is relatively rich in mineral resources but, unlike Russia, is underendowed in fuels such as gas, oil, and coal.'
  19. 'The tax will apply to coal, gas, petrol, diesel and other fuels.'
  20. 'Furthermore, the availability of a major source of gas in south-west Wales could potentially attract other industries which need gas as a fuel.'
  21. 'Another cylinder of gas is required to fuel the single ring burner used to boil the kettle.'
  22. 'Most were put in a pile, doused with gas and fuel oil, and set afire.'
  23. 'The booming economy is also enticing new industries into the country and encouraging existing businesses to expand, fuelling further demands for gas.'
  24. 'It needs expensive or scarce fuel, such as gas or wood, to heat it and experience to run it.'
  25. 'Two other reports exist of nitrous oxide anaesthesia being used in patients with intraocular gas in a closed eye.'
  26. 'The gas used for anaesthetic purposes is a mixture of 80 per cent nitrous oxide and 20 per cent oxygen.'
  27. 'He compared being so short of hand towels to running out of anaesthetic gas during an operation.'
  28. 'CS gas grenades were originally made like smoke grenades, with the CS irritant being emitted through apertures in the top.'
  29. 'According to radio reports military police used pepper gas spray to overpower him, but that could not be officially confirmed.'
  30. 'Think of the urine soaked handkerchiefs used by Canadian soldiers in The Great War to repel the effects of German poison gases.'
  31. 'In one case, military police sprayed pepper gas on a group of university students to stop them from singing while waiting to be removed from the Navy base.'
  32. 'Instantaneous fuses and gas or smoke shells made possible heavy and lethal barrages that did not make ground impassable to assaulting infantry.'
  33. 'Machine-guns, gas, high explosives, flame-throwers and air attacks slaughtered the lines of men marching out of the trenches.'
  34. 'Videos from his collection, showing dogs being killed by poisonous gas or a nerve agent, were recently aired on CNN.'
  35. 'You may feel bloated or have gas for a few hours after the exam.'
  36. 'A colicky baby more likely has gas because of the colic.'
  37. 'However, although painful abdominal gas may contribute to colic, there is little evidence to prove it's due to gastrointestinal problems.'
  38. 'In this patient you do see gas in the distal bowel.'
  39. 'This slows down your digestion and can cause gas to build up.'
  40. 'Digestion of beans and other complex carbohydrates requires gas-producing bacteria, leading to increased gas.'
  41. 'To avoid problems with gas, add high-fiber foods to your diet slowly.'
  42. 'This is especially true if you have had a procedure that typically leads to a large amount of intestinal gas, such as a colonoscopy with polypectomy.'
  43. 'Notably, the peritoneal cavity was dry and was not distended with gas.'
  44. 'An increase in abdominal gas may be due to three complications.'
  45. 'Late in the afternoon, during the shift change, an explosion of methane gas, "firedamp," blasted deep in the underground workings.'
  1. 'She drove, making two stops for gas on the way home to Sager's Creek.'
  2. 'Now I know it's surprising to see a different gas price every time you stop at a Texonobil.'
  3. 'Sure, we made a couple stops for gas, food, and nature calls, but I really didn't expect to get here so late.'
  4. 'His father owns a roadside store, a popular stop for gas and takeout.'
  5. 'But we guessed correctly, and turning lights on, stopping only for gas, drove east.'
  6. 'When I stopped for gas, it wasn't uncommon for me to grab a bag of chips, a soda and some candy, too.'
  7. 'We were waiting on a retro pick-up and stopped for gas aboard a nearby ship.'
  8. 'Sometimes Bud stops to get gas, and this always feels like a momentous occasion.'
  9. 'When the team stopped for gas, their vans were filled up with unleaded instead of diesel gasoline.'
  10. 'We stopped for gas on the way home and were parking in front of her house when she turned to relate what I've come to think of as the quintessential Lisa story.'
  11. 'I ordered my friend to step on the gas'
  12. 'His ‘Baby Boy’ discovery, Tyrese, steps on the gas and leaves former star Diesel in the dust.'
  13. 'Wellings was three over through the first three holes and five over at the turn, but stepped on the gas on the back nine to close with a spectacular three-under 33 to finish at 74.'
  14. 'The victim reported that she placed her vehicle in reverse and ducked down as she stepped on the gas swerving back and forth out of the immediate intersection.'
An entertaining or amusing person or situation.
  1. 'We both thought it a bit crazy at the time, and we also thought it would be a gas.'
  2. 'it was great gas in the club last night'


Kill or harm by exposure to gas.
  1. 'It is the most humane method as opposed to shooting or gassing the fox.'
  2. 'But it's only at the end of the film that we learn what appears to have really happened: it is he himself who killed his mother, gassing her whilst apparently suffering from a delusion that she is another person.'
  3. 'One soldier was gassed by him when he attacked them.'
  4. 'So the first prisoners to be gassed are transported back to the ‘old Reich’ in Germany to be murdered.'
  5. 'A father who gassed himself and his four young sons in a horrific murder-suicide was a devoted dad whose children ‘were his life’, according to shocked neighbours.'
  6. 'The latter were sent to special institutions at Grafeneck, Hadamar, Bernburg, Brandenburg, Sonnenstein, and Hartheim where they were gassed.'
  7. 'How would he feel if his father had been gassed, shot or hung in Auschwitz or Dachau, instead of his luckier fate, enjoying a good, long life hurling insults at others?'
  8. 'In other words, it cannot gas enemy soldiers, but it reserves the right to gas prisoners and civilians!'
  9. 'She had to listen helplessly for an hour as her sons were gassed in the back of a car by her estranged husband.'
  10. 'That would leave unaccounted for 3,000 kilos, which he contended would have been more than enough to kill the 250,000 people estimated to have been gassed to death that year.'
  11. 'the maintenance-free charger controls the input without inducing gassing'
Talk excessively about trivial matters.
  1. 'First, the idea that the acme of being civilised is lying around your dining table gassing about culture and politics in a nice city, while the slaves do the washing up.'
  2. 'He gassed on about how much he'd been chatting with him lately, how the two men were looking forward to working hand in hand - never mind his rhetoric about demolishing Albany’s culture of dysfunction.'
Fill the tank of (a motor vehicle) with petrol.
  1. 'Make time to pick up food on the way out of town or when you stop to gas up.'
  2. 'Could it be that the cost of gassing up the Subaru Outback has priced this woman out of her weekly trip to Whole Foods?'
  3. 'Tess went into the convenience store to pay as Michael gassed the car.'
  4. 'Even though his car was gassed, his things were packed, and he had his girl ready and waiting, he still had much to do.'
  5. 'He finished gassing up, hung up the hose, then came over to where I was standing and got right in my face.'
  6. 'Bill finished gassing up his car and went to pay.'
  7. 'He left the home on a 15-minute pass to go to the store, passed a gas station, and saw a van being gassed up.'
  8. 'Their rapidly building fight peaks when he passes on gassing up, leaving them stranded roadside.'
  9. 'Don't overlook ordinary moments either: sitting in a sidewalk café, gassing up the car, or just dozing by the hotel pool.'
  10. 'You've got to gas up the car and put air in the tires.'


Very amusing or entertaining.
  1. 'That sounds gas that the two of them are chattering and getting on so well.'


1. drunk.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be gassed on fronts."

"people/places/organizations can be gassed."

"yerselfs can be gassed."

"people can be gassed."

"incubators can be gassed."

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Mid 17th century: invented by J. B. van Helmont (1577–1644), Belgian chemist, to denote an occult principle which he believed to exist in all matter; suggested by Greek khaos ‘chaos’, with Dutch g representing Greek kh.


be cooking with gas
run out of gas