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 Police allege Jones also tried to set the propane tank on the side of the home on fire. Chris Harris, PEOPLE.com, 27 July 2022 No stoking flames, rearranging charcoal or logs, or (god forbid) touching a propane tank in any way. Kendra Vaculin, Bon Appétit, 15 July 2022 Black proposed using the campfire body as a stand for the propane tank. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 7 July 2022 One night, a propane tank exploded, causing a fire. Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2022 Attached to a normal propane tank, this device - the size of a large microwave oven, and quite portable - reaches 1500° in less than 3 minutes of warm up. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 7 June 2022 The bus has four solar panels, a refrigerator, two stove burners with a propane tank, a 40-gallon water tank and a camper toilet. A.j. Baime, WSJ, 21 May 2022 First, turn the propane tank counterclockwise to open it. Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 May 2022 The propane tank that’s needed to fuel the pit can be stored underneath and out of sight, and to get the fire going, just add glass beads to the bowl and turn the knob on the side. Kylee Mcguigan, Popular Mechanics, 12 May 2022 See More

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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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2 Aug 2022

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

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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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