What does the word gaseous mean?

Usage examples for gaseous

  1. The latter consists in the continual tendency of their particles to separate from each other; and it is easy to imagine that this elasticity of gaseous bodies is the principal impediment to the operation of their chemical force; for this becomes more energetic as their particles approximate. – Familiar Letters of Chemistry by Justus Liebig
  2. This peculiar condition was not new to me, for I had seen, during my never- to- be- forgotten journey, many worlds without gaseous air. – Life in a Thousand Worlds by William Shuler Harris
  3. " The flame appears to be the exhaust of a fairly crude vessel," the interpretive bank finally reported, " propelled by ignition of some gaseous mixture." – The Hitch Hikers by Vernon L. McCain