laughing gas


Origin:
1835–45

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laughing gas
 
n
another name for nitrous oxide

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laughing gas laugh·ing gas (lāf'ĭng)
n.
Nitrous oxide, especially as used as an anesthetic.

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laughing gas   (lāf'ĭng)  Pronunciation Key 
Nitrous oxide used as a mild anesthetic.
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