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 The most powerful oxyacetylene and electric torches have been developed. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, 15 June 2022 One day a mentally unbalanced coworker attacked Chester with an oxyacetylene torch, destroying his eyes and one of his ears, and burning off his hands. BostonGlobe.com, 24 June 2021 Use brute force — cutting through the container with an oxyacetylene torch, say — as a last resort. Malia Wollan, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of oxyacetylene

1907, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2022

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“Oxyacetylene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxyacetylene. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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