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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)