Definition of carbon dioxide noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


carbon dioxide

BrE BrE//ˌkɑːbən daɪˈɒksaɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːrbən daɪˈɑːksaɪd//
[uncountable] (symbol CO2) Waste and pollution
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a gas breathed out by people and animals from the lungs or produced by burning carbon See related entries: Waste and pollutionExtra examples Coke burns with oxygen to give carbon dioxide. How is carbon dioxide formed? Trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen.
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