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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ozone  \O"zone\,  n.  [Gr.  'o`zwn  smelling,  p.  pr  of  'o`zein  to 
  smell.  See  {Odor}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  colorless  gaseous  substance  (O?)  obtained  (as  by  the  silent 
  discharge  of  electricity  in  oxygen)  as  an  allotropic  form  of 
  oxygen,  containing  three  atoms  in  the  molecule.  It  is  a 
  streng  oxidizer,  and  probably  exists  in  the  air,  though  by  he 
  ordinary  tests  it  is  liable  to  be  confused  with  certain  other 
  substances,  as  hydrogen  dioxide,  or  certain  oxides  of 
  nitrogen.  It  derives  its  name  from  its  peculiar  odor,  which 
  resembles  that  of  weak  chlorine. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  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) 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Ozone,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  72854 

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