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greenhouse gas

noun [C or U]
 
 
ENVIRONMENT
one of several gases, especially carbon dioxide, that prevent heat from the earth escaping into space, causing the greenhouse effect: We need a global system for limiting greenhouse gas emissions. Radical steps to reduce greenhouse gases will have a huge effect on the economy.
→  Compare climate change , global warming
Translations of “greenhouse gas”
in Chinese (Traditional) 溫室氣體(尤指二氧化碳)…
in Russian парниковый газ…
in Turkish sera etkisi yaratan gaz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 温室气体(尤指二氧化碳)…
in Polish gaz cieplarniany…
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