Definition of Liquid oxygen

1. Noun. A bluish translucent magnetic liquid obtained by compressing gaseous oxygen and then cooling it below its boiling point; used as an oxidizer in rocket propellants.

Exact synonyms: Lox
Generic synonyms: Atomic Number 8, O, Oxygen

Definition of Liquid oxygen

1. Noun. Oxygen in liquid form, as opposed to its gaseous form at standard temperature and pressure. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Liquid Oxygen

liquid human serum
liquid hydrocarbon
liquid laugh
liquid laughs
liquid lunch
liquid lunches
liquid measure
liquid metal
liquid metal reactor
liquid mirror
liquid mirror telescope
liquid mirror telescopes
liquid mirrors
liquid natural gas
liquid nitrogen
liquid oxygen (current term)
liquid paraffin
liquid petroleum
liquid phase
liquid pitch
liquid rocket
liquid rockets
liquid scintillation
liquid scintillation counter
liquid scintillation counters
liquid smoke
liquid soap
liquid unit

Literary usage of Liquid oxygen

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1904)
"The Vapour Pressures of liquid oxygen on the Scale of the Constant-volume Oxygen ... The vapour pressure of liquid oxygen has been determined by Dewar,* at ..."

2. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"The whole of the interior of the glass tube was filled with liquid oxygen. On opening the stopcock at the end of the oxygen tube, a lustrous jet of liquid ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"liquid oxygen . . 2-o „ 8-3 After fusion Melting ice . ... Passed into liquid oxygen, the gas dissolves and imparts a yellowish tint to the liquid; ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"This change occurs because liquid nitrogen is the more volatile of the two liquid gases, and boils away at a higher rate than liquid oxygen ; consequently ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"The liquid as ordinarily experimented with is thus practically liquid oxygen, and its vapor is gaseous oxygen. All the familiar combustion experiments with ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"liquid oxygen is a pale, steel blue, transparent^ liquid when in considerable masses. The density of liquid oxygen at —182.5° C. is 1.1181; the density of ..."

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