bu·​tene | \ ˈbyü-ˌtēn How to pronounce butene (audio) \

Definition of butene

: a straight-chain butylene

Examples of butene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Butane is most commonly used in cigarette lighters, but it can also be transformed into butene, which is used to create synthetic rubber. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Popular Mechanics Guide to Fuel," 20 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of butene

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for butene

International Scientific Vocabulary butyl + -ene

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The first known use of butene was in 1885

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“Butene.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butene. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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bu·​tene | \ ˈbyü-ˌtēn How to pronounce butene (audio) \

Medical Definition of butene

: either of two butylenes having a straight-chain structure

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