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Meaning of OZONE

Pronunciation:  'owzown

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a colorless gas (O3) soluble in alkalis and cold water; a strong oxidizing agent; can be produced by electric discharge in oxygen or by the action of ultraviolet radiation on oxygen in the stratosphere (where it acts as a screen for ultraviolet radiation)

OZONE is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 See Also: atomic number 8, gas, O, oxygen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O"zone\, n. [Gr. 'o`zwn smelling, p. pr. of 'o`zein to
smell. See {Odor}.] (Chem.)
A colorless gaseous substance (O?) obtained (as by the silent
discharge of electricity in oxygen) as an allotropic form of
oxygen, containing three atoms in the molecule. It is a
streng oxidizer, and probably exists in the air, though by he
ordinary tests it is liable to be confused with certain other
substances, as hydrogen dioxide, or certain oxides of
nitrogen. It derives its name from its peculiar odor, which
resembles that of weak chlorine.