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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 poisonous gas formed by the burning of carbon, especially in the form of car fuel
(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 poisonous gas produced when carbon is partly burned, esp. in car fuel
(Definition of carbon monoxide from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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carbon monoxidenoun [U]

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ENVIRONMENT a poisonous gas formed 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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