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Definition of "outgas" [outgas]

  • To remove embedded gas from (a solid), as by heating or reducing the pressure. (verb-transitive)
  • To lose gas, as from a solid. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outgas" in a sentence
  • "That means waiting a least a few weeks after launch, to let all the water vapor from Florida outgas from the material insider the instrument."
  • "The bare surfaces often "outgas," or emit fumes from chemicals used in the particleboard."
  • "The really crappy thing about it though is that the DVDs are supposed to "outgas" as they decompose, and therefore they at least seems to me are a risk to the sensitive electronics in your DVD player."
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