h. s. gasser


Herbert Spencer, 1888–1963, U.S. physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1944.
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gasser (ˈɡæsə)
a drilling or well that yields natural gas

Gasser (ˈɡæsə)
Herbert Spencer. 1888--1963, US physiologist: shared a Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1944) with Erlanger for work on electrical signs of nervous activity

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Gasser Gas·ser (gās'ər), Herbert Spencer. 1888-1963.

American physiologist. He shared a 1944 Nobel Prize for research on the functions of nerve fibers.

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gas definition

  1. n.
    intestinal gas. : The baby has gas and will cry for a while longer.
  2. n.
    nonsense. : Hey, that's about enough of your gas.
  3. in.
    to talk nonsense; to brag. (See also gasbag.) : Stop gassing for a minute and listen.
  4. in.
    to have a good time. : We gassed all evening.
  5. n.
    and gasser. a joke; a prank; a wild time. : What a gas! I had a great time.
  6. n.
    liquor, especially inferior liquor. : Pour me a little more of that gas, will you?
  7. in.
    and gas up. to drink excessively; to get drunk. : I come home every night and find that you've been gassing all day. , He gassed up for a couple of hours while waiting for the plane.
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