propane

noun pro·pane \ ˈprō-ˌpān \
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of propane

International Scientific Vocabulary prop- + -ane


PROPANE Defined for English Language Learners

propane

Definition of propane for English Language Learners

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


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propane

noun pro·pane \ ˈprō-ˌpān \

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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