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bu·tane

 (byo͞o′tān′)
n.
Either of two isomers of a gaseous hydrocarbon, C4H10, produced synthetically from petroleum and used as a household fuel, refrigerant, and aerosol propellant and in the manufacture of synthetic rubber.

butane

(ˈbjuːteɪn; bjuːˈteɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless flammable gaseous alkane that exists in two isomeric forms, both of which occur in natural gas. The stable isomer, n-butane, is used mainly in the manufacture of rubber and fuels (such as Calor Gas). Formula: C4H10
[C19: from but(yl) + -ane]

bu•tane

(ˈbyu teɪn, byuˈteɪn)

n.
a colorless, flammable gas, C4H10, used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber and as fuel.
[1870–75]

bu·tane

(byo͞o′tān′)
An organic compound, C4H10, found in natural gas and produced from petroleum. Butane is used as a fuel, refrigerant, and propellant in aerosol cans.

butyl (byo͞o′təl) adjective
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.butane - occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
alkane, alkane series, methane series, paraffin series, paraffin - a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
Translations
butan
butaani
bútan
butan
butan
butan

butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn]
A. Nbutano m (US) (for camping) → camping gas m
B. CPD butane gas Ngas m butano

butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn] n (also butane gas) → butane m

butane

nButan nt

butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn] n (also butane gas) → butano
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