ozone

[ US /ˈoʊˌzoʊn/ ]
[ UK /ˈə‍ʊzə‍ʊn/ ]
NOUN
  1. a colorless gas (O3) soluble in alkalis and cold water; a strong oxidizing agent; can be produced by electric discharge in oxygen or by the action of ultraviolet radiation on oxygen in the stratosphere (where it acts as a screen for ultraviolet radiation)
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How To Use ozone In A Sentence

  • Ozone forms a protective layer between 12 and 30 miles above the Earth's surface.
  • Urging fellow MPs to buy ozone-friendly products, she said failure to do so would leave the world without an ozone layer. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • What they find could provide clues to what might happen worldwide if ozone depletion continues.
  • At least when you are home you can sit in your own Cadillacs for hours in the rush traffic and pollute the air as much you like, destroying the ozone layer and blame it on us smokers.
  • These are: ground-level ozone, particle pollution also known as particulate matter, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. John B. Townsend II: The Long, Hot Summer And Code Red Days
  • Every spring the ozone is chewed up(Sentencedict), and the hole appears.
  • Given how gloomy people are about the eurozone, it might not take much. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the atmosphere the hydroxyl radicals oxidise nitrates to form ozone.
  • Exposure to ozone causes acute changes in lung function, neutrophil infiltration, cytokine release, and potentiation of allergen-induced bronchoconstriction.
  • An intact Ozone Layer prevents about 99% of the sun's UV rays from reaching the Earth.
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