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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.
Despite many interesting and useful reactions of acetylenes with superbases the most amazing is the "contrathermodynamic" multipositional isomerization of the internal triple bond to the terminal position under the influence of alkali metal amides of ethylenediamine or 1,3-propylenediamine.