- (chemistry) An allotrope of oxygen (symbol O3) having three atoms in the molecule instead of the usual two; it is a blue gas, generated from oxygen by electrical discharge.
- (from an erroneous former belief that seaweed contains and releases ozone) Fresh air, especially that breathed at the seaside and smelling of seaweed.
- 1875, William Crookes, The Chemical News, page 99,
- A patent obtained in England, and specified far from clearly, for obtaining ozone by boiling seaweed,†† may be mentioned as a curiosity, and also the credulity with which ozone-baths, prepared in this manner, find a ready sale, in spite of, or perhaps rather on account of, their high price.
- 1888, L. T. Meade, A. Balfour Symington, Edwin Oliver, Atalanta, Volume 1, page 674,
- To Ramsgate baths she sped, in quest / Of seaweed and ozone ; / For seaweed and ozone were best, / They said, to give her tone.
- 2007, Robert Douglas, Tales of the Unexpected, Somewhere to Lay My Head, unnumbered page,
- It's got the lot: fresh sea air, ozone, seaweed. You could cut the air with a knife.
- Greek: καθαρός αέρας m (katharós aéras)
- Russian: озо́н (ru) m (ozón), све́жий во́здух m (svéžij vózdux)
ozone (third-person singular simple present ozones, present participle ozoning, simple past and past participle ozoned)
- (transitive) To treat with ozone.
- 1868, Medical and Surgical Reporter (volume 19, page 392)
- Whenever it exists, as it usually does, even where the tide water freshens at the ebb, it seems to have a purifying tendency, probably by ozoning the superincumbent atmosphere.
- 1997, Robert Sampson, Patricia Hughes, Breaking Out of Environmental Illness
- I worked nonstop to make the house safe. Periodically I ozoned the first-floor bathroom, but it still made us sick.
ozone m (plural ozones)
- ozone (O3')