acetylene


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a·cet·y·lene

 (ə-sĕt′l-ēn′, -ən)
n.
A colorless, highly flammable or explosive gas, C2H2, used for metal welding and cutting and as an illuminant. Also called ethyne.

a·cet′y·len′ic (ə-sĕt′l-ĕn′ĭk) adj.

acetylene

(əˈsɛtɪˌliːn)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless flammable gas used in the manufacture of organic chemicals and in cutting and welding metals. Formula: C2H2. Systematic name: ethyne
2. (Elements & Compounds)
a. another name for alkyne
b. (as modifier): acetylene series.
acetylenic adj

a•cet•y•lene

(əˈsɛt lˌin, -ɪn)

n.
a colorless gas, C2H2, used esp. in metal cutting and welding, as an illuminant, and in organic synthesis.
[1860–65]
a•cet`y•len′ic (-ˈɛn ɪk) adj.

a·cet·y·lene

(ə-sĕt′l-ēn′)
A colorless, highly flammable and explosive gas, C2H2. It is used in gas lighting and in cutting and welding metal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acetylene - a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesisacetylene - a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis
aliphatic compound - organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
oxyacetylene - a mixture of oxygen and acetylene; used to create high temperatures for cutting or welding metals
Translations
acetileno
asetyleeni
acetylen
asetilen
アセチレン
acetylen
acetylen
acetylen

acetylene

[əˈsetɪliːn]
A. Nacetileno m
B. CPD acetylene burner Nsoplete m oxiacetilénico
acetylene lamp Nlámpara f de acetileno
acetylene torch Nsoplete m oxiacetilénico
acetylene welding Nsoldadura f oxiacetilénica

acetylene

[əˈsɛtɪliːn] nacétylène m

acetylene

nAcetylen nt, → Azetylen nt

acetylene

[əˈsɛtɪliːn] nacetilene m
acetylene burner → becco ad acetilene
acetylene welding → saldatura ad acetilene
References in classic literature ?
They described the seething throng that filled the various fairs of Paris, the sea of faces, half seen in the glare of acetylene, half hidden in the darkness, and the blare of trumpets, the hooting of whistles, the hum of voices.
The consequence was that, in the days that followed the Reigelheimer episode, what Lord Wetherby would have called the lamp of love burned rather low in Mr Pickering, as if the acetylene were running out.
Acetylene is more unstable than other gases, and heating or mechanical shock can cause spontaneous internal heating.
For many years, calcium carbide has been the only source of industrial acetylene used to produce fuel for acetylene lamps which are mainly used underground and in mines.
Cruz delivered a flatbed truck containing oxygen, acetylene, and burning torches.
A SPARK from welding equipment set fire to a shed containing a cylinder of acetylene gas.
However, Dana is investigating new uses that include the creation of carbon nanotubes--a byproduct created when acetylene is used to create the plasma--and investigating whether this device can be utilized to improve in-cylinder combustion and exhaust aftertreatment for both gasoline and diesel engines.
The premises were cordoned off for 24 hours to allow the acetylene cylinders to cool down.
A welder was caught in the blast from an acetylene gas cylinder, but he was sent home from hospital after treatment for shock and chest pains.
To complement wavelength calibration references for the WDM C-band (SRM 2517a, acetylene, and SRM 2519, hydrogen cyanide), NIST has developed SRMs 2514 and 2515.
Yelle (Boston University) have invoked lightning to explain an excess of acetylene (C2H2) in the planet's upper troposphere.