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inert gas

noun, Chemistry
1.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples from the web for inert gas
  • Energy-efficient windows are typically double-paned, with an inert gas such as argon or krypton between the panes.
  • Now these implants are stored in a vacuum or inert gas, which prevents the destructive oxidation.
  • His laser would probably work better if he used an inert gas shield around the emitter.
  • The containment vessel is typically filled with an inert gas to prevent an explosion from happening.
  • Filling the capsule with inert gas and sealing it could be done at local distribution points.
  • These over-soles have an array of perforations facing down and are connected to a supply of compressed, inert gas.
  • Oxygen is removed from within the cases by displacing the oxygen with inert gas such as nitrogen or argon.
  • It is an odorless, colorless, tasteless and inert gas.
  • Guidelines for the design and installation of inert gas systems are presently being drafted and are expected to be published soon.
  • Connecting an air-line respirator supply hose to a line that normally carried inert gas caused seven of the eleven deaths.
British Dictionary definitions for inert gas

inert gas

noun
1.
Also called noble gas, rare gas, argonon. any of the unreactive gaseous elements helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon
2.
(loosely) any gas, such as carbon dioxide, that is nonoxidizing
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inert gas in Medicine

inert gas n.
See noble gas.

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inert gas in Science
inert gas  
See noble gas.
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