oxy·​acet·​y·​lene | \ ˌäk-sē-ə-ˈse-tə-lən How to pronounce oxyacetylene (audio) , -ˌlēn \

Definition of oxyacetylene

: of, relating to, or utilizing a mixture of oxygen and acetylene an oxyacetylene torch

Examples of oxyacetylene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use brute force — cutting through the container with an oxyacetylene torch, say — as a last resort. Malia Wollan, New York Times, "How to Crack a Safe," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of oxyacetylene

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Oxyacetylene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxyacetylene. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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