Translation of gas in Spanish:

gas

gas, n.

Pronunciation: /ɡæs//ɡas/

noun

  • 1

    Physics
    gas masculine
  • 2

    • 2.1(fuel)

      gas masculine
      (ring/stove/lighter/heater) (before noun) de gas
      (lighter/stove/ring/heater) (before noun) a gas
      the central heating runs on gas la calefacción central es de / a gas
      • to turn the gas on/off/up/down encender/apagar/subir/bajar el gas
      • natural gas gas natural
      • gas canister / cylinder tanque de gas
      • gas central heating calefacción central a / de gas
      • gas poker atizador de gas
      • We can go on to by-products of petroleum such as plastics and with gas as fuel we can do aluminium products with bauxite from Guyana and Jamaica.
      • The booming economy is also enticing new industries into the country and encouraging existing businesses to expand, fuelling further demands for gas.
      • It can be used as a fuel in power stations to generate electricity or heat as an environmental alternative to burning fossil fuels such as gas, coal and oil.
      • Most were put in a pile, doused with gas and fuel oil, and set afire.
      • Hydrogen can either be generated by wind or solar energy, or by using fossil fuels such as gas.
      • Mother Nature's fossil fuels, oil and gas are running out fast and if we do not wish to be held to ransom by imported energy our representatives must act now.
      • The engines are fuelled by liquid petroleum gas, which means that there is no risk of a fire breaking out.
      • Gas and diesel convergence: to fend off fuel cells, gas and diesel engine experts are swapping efficiency secrets
      • Along with other fossil fuels like coal and gas.
      • As mentioned before, water can wind up in your gas or diesel fuel as a result of condensation in the tank.
      • The country is relatively rich in mineral resources but, unlike Russia, is underendowed in fuels such as gas, oil, and coal.
      • The price of food items sold at hotels has already jumped by 15 to 25 percent and the cost of commodities produced by factories using gas as a fuel will be affected.
      • It's like the difference between rocket fuel and cheap gas.
      • Cheaper gas and fuel will give households more money to spend on other items.
      • We have to drastically reduce the burning of fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas, so we need more wind farms to produce cleaner electricity.
      • Another cylinder of gas is required to fuel the single ring burner used to boil the kettle.
      • Furthermore, the availability of a major source of gas in south-west Wales could potentially attract other industries which need gas as a fuel.
      • So in the House today, the Greens are advocating, for some reason, the burning of fossil fuels - gas in Auckland and diesel along with wind generation.
      • The tax will apply to coal, gas, petrol, diesel and other fuels.
      • It needs expensive or scarce fuel, such as gas or wood, to heat it and experience to run it.

    • 2.2Military

      gas masculine
      • In one case, military police sprayed pepper gas on a group of university students to stop them from singing while waiting to be removed from the Navy base.
      • The use of the gas in warfare is banned under international chemical weapons treaties.
      • He made a specialty of chemical and gas warfare and minefields and his war caused a million deaths.
      • In 1992, 43 tons of chlorine gas were released in Henderson, Nevada, causing distress to hundreds of people.
      • According to radio reports military police used pepper gas spray to overpower him, but that could not be officially confirmed.
      • This year is the 90th anniversary of the invention of modern gas warfare.
      • Instantaneous fuses and gas or smoke shells made possible heavy and lethal barrages that did not make ground impassable to assaulting infantry.
      • The name was a hangover from the First World War, when the larger mortars were employed to lay down smoke or gas.
      • Think of the urine soaked handkerchiefs used by Canadian soldiers in The Great War to repel the effects of German poison gases.
      • Machine-guns, gas, high explosives, flame-throwers and air attacks slaughtered the lines of men marching out of the trenches.
      • CS gas grenades were originally made like smoke grenades, with the CS irritant being emitted through apertures in the top.
      • Whether or not gas will be employed in future wars is a matter of conjecture.
      • If there is a gas or nerve agent attack and you are not wearing a full NBC suit, a suitable respirator or immediate access to a nerve agent antidote injection, you will die.
      • Videos from his collection, showing dogs being killed by poisonous gas or a nerve agent, were recently aired on CNN.

    • 2.3(anesthetic)

      gas masculine
      • Two other reports exist of nitrous oxide anaesthesia being used in patients with intraocular gas in a closed eye.
      • The gas used for anaesthetic purposes is a mixture of 80 per cent nitrous oxide and 20 per cent oxygen.
      • He compared being so short of hand towels to running out of anaesthetic gas during an operation.
      • This form of anesthesia was easily controlled by stopping the gas, and the patient would revive quickly.
      • The condor was put under anaesthetic gas for the 20 minute procedure - carried out by zoo vet Brash in Flamingo Land's own clinic a fortnight ago.
      • Nowadays, general anaesthesia is seldom administered via a mask and anaesthetic gas or vapour.

  • 3US

    (gasoline)
    gasolina feminine
    nafta feminine River Plate
    bencina feminine Andes
    to step on the gas meterle
    • before noun gas truck camión cisterna
  • 4US

    (flatulence)
    (masculine plural) gases
    flatulencia feminine
    to pass gas eliminar los gases
  • 5

    • 5.1(informal) (idle comments)

      cháchara feminine

    • 5.2(British) (gossip session)

      to have a gas cotillear

  • 6dated, slang

    (sth fun, funny)
    to be a gas ser un plato

transitive verb

  • 1

    Military gasear
    (kill) asfixiar con gas
    (in gas chamber) matar en cámara de gas
    he put his head in the oven and gassed himself se suicidó metiendo la cabeza en el horno
    • Sea turtle lungs are adapted to permit a rapid exchange of oxygen and to prevent the formation of gasses during deep dives.
    • More than likely you will see a straight line cut into it from hot gasses escaping from the barrel/cylinder gap.
    • The spherical wavefront of expanding gasses and space debris burst past the Aspiration, rocking the vehicle even through the shielding.
    • Due to its electric drive, it is completely independent from the turbocharger and the thermal energy of the exhaust gasses.
    • The treaty gives industrialized nations eight years to cut their collective emissions of six key greenhouse gasses.
    • They have the ability to ‘breath’ or exchange gasses through the skin as well as the lungs.
    • Because the atmosphere includes greenhouse gasses, solar warming and greenhouse warming are related.
    • Increases in temperatures and greenhouse gasses have been even sharper since the 1950s.
    • These gasses are heavier than air and offer better insulation.
    • It's difficult to separate natural variability from greenhouse gasses.
    • I combined all the ingredients and I tied off the bag leaving plenty of room for the gasses to expand into.
    • The £1.7 million car emits no carbon dioxide or other gasses, and the water that dribbles out of the exhaust pipe is so clean you can drink it.
    • Greenhouse gasses are in Earth's atmosphere and warm the planet.
    • He looked over his shoulder at the source of the transmission, only to see a rapidly expanding ball of gasses and wreckage.
    • As part of the project, pupils at the three Kerry schools will work to reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses produced by their schools.
    • All these gasses emitted in the atmosphere MAY act as a shield, and hold in the heat.
    • Boyle's Law is a statement of the relationship between the pressure and volume of gasses.
    • Chris had his committed cluster hunters searched for X-rays, the telltale signs of the incredibly hot gasses in a galaxy cluster.
    • Burning rubbish - plastics, treated wood, and old chemical containers release poisonous gasses when they are burnt.
    • The hydrogen either will be absorbed in soils or react with other gasses in the atmosphere.
    • His father owns a roadside store, a popular stop for gas and takeout.
    • But we guessed correctly, and turning lights on, stopping only for gas, drove east.
    • We stopped for gas at Stovepipe Wells, a minimal town boasting an elevation of five feet above sea level, and a mandatory T-shirt purchase location.
    • Before a trip out of town, I stopped for gas at the Shell station on Angell Street.
    • Those gas prices are not stopping tens of thousands of travelers from hitting the roadways around Chicago tonight after a winter storm hit the Windy City today.
    • The Turkish move to stop buying gas altogether paid off and Iran finally agreed to decrease the prices.
    • The Jeep started to tip backward and he gave it more gas which caused it to flip over.
    • Sometimes Bud stops to get gas, and this always feels like a momentous occasion.
    • So the manager says if the price of gas goes above that, he's going to have to stop selling gas.
    • She drove, making two stops for gas on the way home to Sager's Creek.
    • Now I know it's surprising to see a different gas price every time you stop at a Texonobil.
    • When I stopped for gas, it wasn't uncommon for me to grab a bag of chips, a soda and some candy, too.
    • When the team stopped for gas, their vans were filled up with unleaded instead of diesel gasoline.
    • We were waiting on a retro pick-up and stopped for gas aboard a nearby ship.
    • Sure, we made a couple stops for gas, food, and nature calls, but I really didn't expect to get here so late.
    • I had to stop in Jamestown for gas and that is where I realized I didn't have my house keys.
    • On the way home, we stopped for some gas and lottery tickets.
    • We stopped for gas on the way home and were parking in front of her house when she turned to relate what I've come to think of as the quintessential Lisa story.
    • But we do know she encountered them in her attempt to stop and get gas.
    • We were stopping for gas beyond the edge of town and spotted some Arundo growing on a knoll behind the filling station.
    • Digestion of beans and other complex carbohydrates requires gas-producing bacteria, leading to increased gas.
    • You may feel bloated or have gas for a few hours after the exam.
    • This almost involuntary practice relieves the symptom but it also produces gas and bloating.
    • Her last bowel movement had occurred 3 days previously, and she had not passed any gas for more than 24 hours.
    • Dosing is limited by gastrointestinal side effects of gas, bloating, and constipation.
    • Supine and upright abdominal radiographs with stepladder pattern of air-fluid levels and no colonic gas are suggestive of obstruction.
    • The most commonly reported side effects are gas, constipation, stomach pain, and indigestion.
    • Some people get a lot of gas from foods that don't bother others.
    • Oral cholecystography is used when patients are obese and have a large amount of overlying bowel gas which makes ultrasonography more difficult.
    • Intestinal gas is typically caused by the fermentation of undigested food, such as plant fiber, in the colon.
    • Notably, the peritoneal cavity was dry and was not distended with gas.
    • A chest and abdominal film from the first day of life demonstrated the ectopia cordis and a paucity of bowel gas in the abdomen.
    • This slows down your digestion and can cause gas to build up.
    • To avoid problems with gas, add high-fiber foods to your diet slowly.
    • However, although painful abdominal gas may contribute to colic, there is little evidence to prove it's due to gastrointestinal problems.
    • An increase in abdominal gas may be due to three complications.
    • A colicky baby more likely has gas because of the colic.
    • In this patient you do see gas in the distal bowel.
    • For general bloating and gas, over-the-counter products containing simethicone can help.
    • This is especially true if you have had a procedure that typically leads to a large amount of intestinal gas, such as a colonoscopy with polypectomy.
    • It was great gas and he always ended up feeling glad that he lived in Ireland after he'd watch it.
    • Since then, it's been a rather gentle decline, although many in the UK during the 80s and 90s still thought I was a gas.
    • We both thought it a bit crazy at the time, and we also thought it would be a gas.

intransitive verb

  • 1informal

    cotorrear informal