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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.
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(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]
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bu•tane(ˈbyu teɪn, byuˈteɪn)
a colorless, flammable gas, C4H10, used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber and as fuel.
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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
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|Noun||1.||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
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butane[ˈbjuːteɪn] n (also butane gas) → butane m
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n → Butan nt
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butane[ˈbjuːteɪn] n (also butane gas) → butano
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