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

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of oxyacetylene was in 1907

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“Oxyacetylene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxyacetylene. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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oxy·​acet·​y·​lene ˌäk-sē-ə-ˈset-ᵊl-ən How to pronounce oxyacetylene (audio)
: of, relating to, or using a mixture of oxygen and acetylene
oxyacetylene torch
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