propane

noun
pro·​pane | \ ˈprō-ˌpān How to pronounce propane (audio) \

Definition of propane

: a heavy flammable gaseous alkane C3H8 found in crude petroleum and natural gas and used especially as fuel and in chemical synthesis

Examples of propane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clear vegetation from under large stationary propane tanks. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 June 2021 Firefighters heard several explosions on the property that were likely caused by propane tanks, Hill said. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 May 2021 With more tents, comes more heaters and propane tanks used for cooking, FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported. David Aaro, Fox News, 13 May 2021 The roomy tents measure 120 square feet and are furnished with beds, dresser, lighting, an ice chest and a propane heater. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 12 May 2021 The source of the fire was found to be a flame from a propane heater, which was properly operating. Star Tribune, 27 Mar. 2021 Ferrellgas, a national propane gas provider, and its tank exchange brand made a presentation to the Bloomfield Economic Development Committee recently to outline its proposal. Steven Goode, courant.com, 17 Mar. 2021 Investigators determined the fire was caused by improper use of a propane heater, Chatman said. oregonlive, 16 Mar. 2021 No one realized that propane gas was leaking from a rusty tank in the concession area, slowly filling the unventilated room. Matthew Glenesk, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of propane

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for propane

International Scientific Vocabulary prop- + -ane

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The first known use of propane was in 1867

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15 Jun 2021

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“Propane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propane. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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propane

noun

English Language Learners Definition of propane

: a colorless gas that is used for cooking and heating

propane

noun
pro·​pane | \ ˈprō-ˌpān How to pronounce propane (audio) \

Medical Definition of propane

: a heavy flammable gaseous alkane C3H8 found in crude petroleum and natural gas and used especially as fuel and in chemical synthesis

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