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carbon dioxide

noun [U] uk   us   (symbol CO2)
B2 the gas formed when carbon is burned, or when people or animals breathe out: carbon dioxide emissions
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in Korean 이산화탄소…
in Arabic ثاني أكسيد الكَربون…
in Portuguese dióxido de carbono…
in Catalan diòxid de carboni…
in Japanese 二酸化炭素…
in Italian diossido di carbonio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 二氧化碳…
in Russian углекислый газ…
in Turkish karbondioksit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 二氧化碳…
in Polish dwutlenek węgla…
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