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 The burning works sit across the gallery from one another, each set on fire with propane. Deborah Martin,, "Fiery installation by Carlos Castro Arias turns up the heat in Artpace gallery in San Antonio," 24 June 2020 The yard is large, private and enclosed with a propane barbecue. oregonlive, "10 tempting, crazy Oregon getaways when you’re ready to get out there," 5 June 2020 Easy assembly and an effective wind guard make this propane fire table a favorite of Amazon customers. Summer Cartwright, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 10 Best Outdoor Firepits for Your Backyard," 3 June 2020 With summer barbecuing season upon us, remember that propane tanks are not recyclable. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Much has changed in today’s recycling movement; tips for today’s recyclers," 1 June 2020 First Micah directed the flame while Amelia held the propane tank. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje,, "Out of the coronavirus pandemic, two San Antonio high schoolers learn to embrace ‘dirt therapy’," 21 May 2020 Plus, it's constructed with a hidden propane tank holder. Travel + Leisure, "Turn Your Backyard Into a Cozy Vacation Paradise With These 9 Fire Pits," 17 May 2020 The PizzaQue uses a 14-inch cordierite pizza stone and propane gas to make a crispy pizza in six minutes. Billy Cadden, Popular Science, "Grill gear to make your barbecue the best on the block," 24 May 2018 Neff Brothers also offers something called a convenience package, which includes dumping toilets, refilling fuel and propane for an extra $295 per long weekend, $395 for a week. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "A beginner’s guide to camping: Where to go, what to bring on your first outdoor overnight adventure," 17 May 2020

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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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8 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Propane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of propane

: a colorless gas that is used for cooking and heating


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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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