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carbon monoxide

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌkɑːbənməˈnɒksaɪd/
B2 a poisonous gas that is produced by burning some types of fuel, especially petrol (= fuel for cars) (formula CO)Specific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemicalEnvironmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
Translations of “carbon monoxide”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一氧化碳(尤指汽車廢氣)…
in Russian угарный газ…
in Turkish karbonmonoksit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一氧化碳(尤指汽车尾气)…
in Polish tlenek węgla…
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