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eth·ane

 (ĕth′ān′)
n.
A colorless, odorless gaseous alkane, C2H6, that occurs as a constituent of natural gas and is used as a fuel and a refrigerant.

ethane

(ˈiːθeɪn; ˈɛθ-)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless odourless flammable gaseous alkane obtained from natural gas and petroleum: used as a fuel and in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: C2H6
[C19: from eth(yl) + -ane]

eth•ane

(ˈɛθ eɪn)

n.
a colorless, odorless, flammable gas, C2H6, of the methane series, present in natural gas, illuminating gas, and crude petroleum: used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a fuel gas.
[1870–75; eth (yl) + -ane]

eth·ane

(ĕth′ān′)
A colorless, odorless, flammable gas, C2H6, occurring in natural gas. It is used as a fuel and in refrigeration.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ethane - a colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
alkane, alkane series, methane series, paraffin series, paraffin - a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
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References in classic literature ?
If you know the post-office you must have seen Ethan Frome drive up to it, drop the reins on his hollow-backed bay and drag himself across the brick pavement to the white colonnade: and you must have asked who he was.
The "smash-up" it was-I gathered from the same informant-which, besides drawing the red gash across Ethan Frome's forehead, had so shortened and warped his right side that it cost him a visible effort to take the few steps from his buggy to the post-office window.
At the moment Ethan Frome, after climbing to his seat, had leaned over to assure himself of the security of a wooden box-also with a druggist's label on it-which he had placed in the back of the buggy, and I saw his face as it probably looked when he thought himself alone.
Oh, as to that: I guess it's always Ethan done the caring.
But when winter shut down on Starkfield and the village lay under a sheet of snow perpetually renewed from the pale skies, I began to see what life there-or rather its negation-must have been in Ethan Frome's young manhood.
But if that were the case, how could any combination of obstacles have hindered the flight of a man like Ethan Frome?
She was not unwilling to exercise this faculty, and I had great hopes of getting from her the missing facts of Ethan Frome's story, or rather such a key to his character as should co-ordinate the facts I knew.
All the dwellers in Starkfield, as in more notable communities, had had troubles enough of their own to make them comparatively indifferent to those of their neighbours; and though all conceded that Ethan Frome's had been beyond the common measure, no one gave me an explanation of the look in his face which, as I persisted in thinking, neither poverty nor physical suffering could have put there.
Then Harmon Gow suggested that Ethan Frome's bay was still on his legs and that his owner might be glad to drive me over.
When Ethan could sweat over 'em both from sunup to dark he kinder choked a living out of 'em; but his folks ate up most everything, even then, and I don't see how he makes out now.
I meant to have been at Ethan Crawford's to-night; but a pedestrian lingers along such a road as this.
I meant to have been at Ethan Crawford's tonight; but a pedestrian lingers along such a road as this.