acetylene

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noun acet·y·lene \ə-ˈse-təl-ən, -təl-ˌēn\

Definition of acetylene

  1. :  a colorless gaseous hydrocarbon HC≡CH used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a fuel (as in welding and soldering)

acetylenic

play \ə-ˌse-təl-ˈē-nik, -ˈe-nik\ adjective

1851

First Known Use of acetylene

1851


ACETYLENE Defined for English Language Learners

acetylene

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noun acet·y·lene \ə-ˈse-təl-ən, -təl-ˌēn\

Definition of acetylene for English Language Learners

  • : a gas that burns with a very hot flame which is used to melt and connect pieces of metal


Medical Dictionary

acetylene

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noun acet·y·lene \ə-ˈset-əl-ən, -əl-ˌēn\

Medical Definition of acetylene

  1. :  a colorless gaseous hydrocarbon HC≡CH made especially by the action of water on calcium carbide and used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a fuel (as in welding and soldering)—called also ethyne

acetylenic

\ə-ˌset-əl-ˈē-nik, -ˈen-ik\play play adjective


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