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laughing gas:

see nitrous oxidenitrous oxide
or nitrogen (I) oxide,
chemical compound, N2O, a colorless gas with a sweetish taste and odor. Its density is 1.977 grams per liter at STP. It is soluble in water, alcohol, ether, and other solvents.
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laughing gas

[′laf·iŋ ‚gas]
(inorganic chemistry)
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laughing gas

(nitrous oxide) sweet-smelling, colorless gas; produces feeling of euphoria. [Medicine: Misc.]
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