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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: hydrogène, from hydro- ( HYDRO-) + -gène 'producing'; because it produces water when it is burned

hydrogen

noun
     
Related topics: Elements
hy‧dro‧gen [uncountable]
HCE a colourless gas that is the lightest of all gases, forms water when it combines with oxygen, and is used to produce ammonia and other chemicals. It is a chemical element: symbol H

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