propane

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noun pro·pane \ˈprō-ˌpān\

Definition of propane

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

Origin and Etymology of propane

International Scientific Vocabulary prop- + -ane


First Known Use: 1866


PROPANE Defined for English Language Learners

propane

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noun pro·pane \ˈprō-ˌpān\

Definition of propane for English Language Learners

  • : a colorless gas that is used for cooking and heating


Medical Dictionary

propane

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noun pro·pane \ˈprō-ˌpān\

Medical Definition of propane

  1. :  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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