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liquid oxygen

noun
1.
a clear, pale blue liquid obtained by compressing oxygen and then cooling it below its boiling point: used chiefly as an oxidizer in liquid rocket propellants.
Also called lox, LOX.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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liquid oxygen

noun
1.
the clear pale blue liquid state of oxygen produced by liquefying air and allowing the nitrogen to evaporate: used in rocket fuels Also called lox
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