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"carbon monoxide" in British English

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carbon monoxidenoun [U]

uk   /ˌkɑː.bən məˈnɒk.saɪd/  us   /ˌkɑːr.bən məˈnɑːk.saɪd/ (symbol CO)
B2 the ​poisonousgasformed by the ​burning of ​carbon, ​especially in the ​form of ​carfuel
(Definition of carbon monoxide from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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carbon monoxidenoun [U]

 /ˈkɑr·bən məˈnɑk·sɑɪd/
a ​poisonousgasproduced when carbon is ​partlyburned, esp. in ​carfuel
(Definition of carbon monoxide from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"carbon monoxide" in Business English

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carbon monoxidenoun [U]

uk   us  
ENVIRONMENT a poisonous ​gasformed when ​carbon is not ​burned completely, ​produced by ​vehicles and by heating ​equipment that is not ​working properly: carbon monoxide poisoning/buildup/​exposure
(Definition of carbon monoxide from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “carbon monoxide”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一氧化碳(尤指汽车尾气)…
in Turkish karbonmonoksit…
in Russian угарный газ…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一氧化碳(尤指汽車廢氣)…
in Polish tlenek węgla…
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