butane

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noun bu·tane \ˈbyü-ˌtān\

Definition of butane

  1. :  either of two isomeric flammable gaseous alkanes C4H10 obtained usually from petroleum or natural gas and used as fuels

Origin and Etymology of butane

International Scientific Vocabulary butyric + -ane


First Known Use: 1872

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BUTANE Defined for English Language Learners

butane

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noun bu·tane \ˈbyü-ˌtān\

Definition of butane for English Language Learners

  • : a type of gas that is used in a liquid form as a fuel usually for cooking or heating


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butane

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noun bu·tane \ˈbyü-ˌtān\

Medical Definition of butane

  1. :  either of two isomeric flammable gaseous alkanes C4H10 obtained usually from petroleum or natural gas and used as fuels


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