gasogene


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gasogene

[′gas·ə‚jēn]
(materials)
A fuel gas formed by incomplete combustion of charcoal; a European development as a substitute for gasoline. Also spelled gazogene.
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With hardly a word spoken, but with a kindly eye, he waved me to an armchair, threw across his case of cigars, and indicated a spirit case and a gasogene in the corner.
Wood gas, also called gasogene or gazogene, was used to power motor vehicles in Europe.