isobutane

noun
iso·​bu·​tane | \ ˌī-sō-ˈbyü-ˌtān How to pronounce isobutane (audio) \

Definition of isobutane

: a gaseous branched-chain hydrocarbon (CH3)3CH isomeric with normal butane that is used especially as a fuel

Examples of isobutane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 Valisure said one possibility is that benzene could come from ingredients such as hydrofluorocarbon 152a, butane, isobutane, propane and alcohol used to propel sprays onto the skin. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 1 Dec. 2021 Canister stoves might have the market corned on ease of use, but liquid-fuel white gas stoves like the WhisperLite offer the most versatility, especially internationally, where isobutane canisters are less available. Matt Jancer, Wired, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of isobutane

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Isobutane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isobutane. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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