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Nor will they help much if most of the spray is going into the ozone layer rather than your lungs. The Sun (2017)There has been recent concern about holes appearing in the ozone layer over the polar regions. Geography Basic Facts (1983)Pools with a perfect mix of ozone and oxygen increase buoyancy and produce quicker race times. The Sun (2013)The reason for this is ozone gas in the stratosphere. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can look directly through the ozone hole and take incredible measurements over the long term. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ozone layer is vital for absorbing ultraviolet rays from the sun that would otherwise be harmful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)That air is often stagnant and cooked by sunshine that turns exhaust fumes into toxic ozone gas. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The hole in the ozone layer is now thought to be repairing itself. The Sun (2013)The latter are of little concern as they tend to be absorbed by the ozone layer. The A-Z of Beauty Treatment (1994)In fact the "firing line" that is the ozone layer is a deep one. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)And the problem is growing worse as the ozone layer is depleted. The Sun (2010)Another critical environmental problem that results from industrialization and urbanization is the depletion of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere. Sociology (1995)If anything, the reactions actually convert the chemicals into ozone destroying forms. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium (1990)The depletion of ozone over the Antarctic is also having an effect. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You couldn't have squeezed her through the hole in the ozone layer. The Sun (2009)Without government intervention we wouldn't have fixed the hole in the ozone layer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Of all criteria air pollutants, ozone is the most likely to have fairly uniform concentrations throughout an area. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)The oxygen formed ozone, shielding the sun's ultraviolet rays and allowing many classes of life to emerge in newly formed coastal shelves. The Sun (2015)No oxygen means no ozone, a gas whose molecules are made of three oxygen atoms bound together, rather than the usual two. Ice Time: Climate, Science, and Life on Earth (1990)A layer of ozone gas in the stratosphere helps to protect the Earth from the full onslaught of the sun's ultraviolet radiation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is as real and compelling as an electric storm at night; it's like the smell of ozone in the air after a lightning bolt has struck. The Broken God (1993)
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Translations for 'ozone'
British English: ozone /ˈəʊzəʊn; əʊˈzəʊn/ NOUN
Ozone is a form of oxygen. There is a layer of ozone high above the earth's surface.
Like chlorine, bromine destroys ozone in the upper atmosphere.
- American English: ozone
- Arabic: غَازُ الأُوزُونِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ozônio
- Chinese: 臭氧
- Croatian: ozon
- Czech: ozón
- Danish: ozon
- Dutch: ozon
- European Spanish: ozono
- Finnish: otsoni
- French: ozone
- German: Ozon
- Greek: όζον
- Italian: ozono
- Japanese: オゾン
- Korean: 오존
- Norwegian: ozon
- Polish: ozon
- European Portuguese: ozono
- Romanian: ozon
- Russian: озон
- Spanish: ozono
- Swedish: ozon
- Thai: ก๊าซโอโซน
- Turkish: ozon
- Ukrainian: озон
- Vietnamese: khí Ozon
Definition of ozone from the Collins English Dictionary
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