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English Dictionary: gaseous by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
gaseous
adj
  1. existing as or having characteristics of a gas; "steam is water is the gaseous state"
    Antonym(s): liquid, solid
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gaseous \Gas"e*ous\ (? [or] ?; 277), a. [From {Gas}. Cf. F.
      gazeux.]
      1. In the form, or of the nature, of gas, or of an
            a[89]riform fluid.
  
      2. Lacking substance or solidity; tenuous. [bd]Unconnected,
            gaseous information.[b8] --Sir J. Stephen.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   gaseous adj.   Deserving of being {gas}sed.   Disseminated by
   Geoff Goodfellow while at SRI; became particularly popular after the
   Moscone-Milk killings in San Francisco, when it was learned that the
   defendant Dan White (a politician who had supported Proposition 7)
   would get the gas chamber under Proposition 7 if convicted of
   first-degree murder (he was eventually convicted of manslaughter).
  
  
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