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laughing gas

noun
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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Examples from the web for laughing gas
  • Nitrous oxide is commonly known as laughing gas and has a variety of uses, including as an anesthetic by doctors and dentists.
  • In addition to laughing gas, scientists have their eyes on methane, the second largest contributor to climate change.
  • Also known as laughing gas or happy gas oil: noun: fossil fuel formed from the remains of marine plants and animals.
  • Also known as laughing gas or happy gas nutrient: noun: substance an organism needs for energy, growth, and life.
  • Fresh out of the dentist office after a little procedure that leaves us numb in the jaw or tipsy from laughing gas, or both.
  • Soon, patients and staff members alike are interacting with drills and laughing gas in ways they never expected.
  • If they get ahold of laughing gas, you have to slap some sense into them.
  • Nitrous oxide, commonly called laughing gas, is abused more frequently than any other gas.
  • Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, can be as dangerous as any other inhalant when abused.
British Dictionary definitions for laughing gas

laughing gas

noun
1.
another name for nitrous oxide
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laughing gas in Medicine

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

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laughing gas in Science
laughing gas
  (lāf'ĭng)   
Nitrous oxide used as a mild anesthetic.
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