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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.
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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.
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a•cet•y•lene(əˈsɛt lˌin, -ɪn)
a colorless gas, C2H2, used esp. in metal cutting and welding, as an illuminant, and in organic synthesis.
a•cet`y•len′ic (-ˈɛn ɪk) adj.
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A colorless, highly flammable and explosive gas, C2H2. It is used in gas lighting and in cutting and welding metal.
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|Noun||1.||acetylene - 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
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A. N → acetileno m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
acetylene[əˈsɛtɪliːn] n → acétylène m
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
acetylene[əˈsɛtɪliːn] n → acetilene m
acetylene burner → becco ad acetilene
acetylene welding → saldatura ad acetilene
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