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Definitions of oxygen

  1. a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Chlorine used in bleaching. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, which forms one-fifth by volume of the atmosphere. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A gas without taste, color, or smell, forming part of the air, water, etc., and supporting life and combustion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. An elementary gas, which forms part of the air, and supports life and combustion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A gaseous element, necessary to combustion and to animal life, existing in both the air and water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A colourless, inodorous, tasteless gas, constituting one fifth of the atmosphere, and the supporter of life and ordinary combustion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for oxygen

  1. However, for every oxygen atom there are two hydrogen atoms so that for every pound of hydrogen in water there are about eight pounds of oxygen – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  2. " Every bit of oxygen every bit of food and clothing and material, would have to be supplied. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
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