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Definition of "outgassing" []

  • Present participle of outgas. (verb)
  • The slow release of gas from a solid or liquid; especially the release of gases into the atmosphere of a planet (noun)

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Use "outgassing" in a sentence
  • "This then raised atmospheric CO2 levels, in part by outgassing from the oceans, causing the temperature to rise further."
  • "The outgassing is the most likely culprit, and for some reason the pinholes will persist even after a re-coat."
  • "If this phenomenon, called "outgassing," were to kick in, it could inundate the atmosphere with carbon dioxide, perhaps doubling or tripling the effect of the past century of human industry."