Meaning of OZONE in English


n.1 Chem. a colourless unstable gas with a pungent odour and powerful oxidizing properties, used for bleaching etc.


Chem. formula: O3.

2 colloq. a invigorating air at the seaside etc. b exhilarating influence.

Phrases and idioms:

ozone-friendly (of manufactured articles) containing chemicals that are not destructive to the ozone layer. ozone layer a layer of ozone in the stratosphere that absorbs most of the sun's ultraviolet radiation.


ozonic adj. ozonize (also -ise). ozonization n. ozonizer n.

Etymology: G Ozon f. Gk, neut. pres. part. of ozo smell

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.