Definition of octane
1 : any of several isomeric liquid alkanes C8H18
2 : octane number
Examples of octane in a Sentence
an octane rating of 90
Recent Examples of octane from the Web
The drag racers were up by 6am, turning high-octane into noise just outside our bedroom window.
SEEKING REVENGE The fast and furious world of Superbike Motorsports was once the premiere pit stop for high-octane thrill seekers.
This season’s hi-octane output still ranks only 25th in the majors and 12th in the National League, as homers are up everywhere.
Even so, all that bloated, high-octane action, coupled with completely unnecessary 3-D effects, muddles the effects artists’ impressive work.
Think of it as the most potent high-octane formula to fuel your relationships, career trajectory, client satisfaction, investor relations, and company’s growth.
A dozen years ago, two freshmen were suspended from Harvard University’s football team, reportedly for some high-octane partying.
Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma’s 33-year-old offensive coordinator and the engineer of the high-octane offense the team has ridden to success in recent years, will replace the winningest coach in school history.
Three who mattered Josh Hudson: After allowing two hits in the first two innings, the righty settled in and mostly limited the damage from UNC’s high-octane attack – giving up one run on six hits through seven innings of work.
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Origin and Etymology of octane
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1867See Words from the same year
OCTANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of octane for English Language Learners
: a chemical in petroleum that is used to rate the quality of different kinds of gasoline
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