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Definition of "co2" [co2]

  • The chemical formula for carbon dioxide, a heavy odorless gas (CO2) formed during respiration and by the combustion or decomposition of organic substances; it is absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis. The formula itself, pronounced out, is often used instead of the full name, especially with reference to fire extinguishers using this gas for fire suppression. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "co2" in a sentence
  • "So figure a grant becomes available, sho how increases in co2 or climate change effects xyz."
  • "We could, if the we decide that reducing the amount of co2 in the atmosphere is a worthy goal, use some of the proceeds of a carbon tax to pay for schemes that get co2 from the atmosphere and sequester it."
  • "Arnold does not need to go far to prove his libertarian credentials, he need just examine co2 levels of the last half million years and see for himself what level of co2 is supportable."