butane


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bu·tane

 (byo͞o′tān′)
n.
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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butane

(ˈbjuːteɪn; bjuːˈteɪn)
n
(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)

n.
a colorless, flammable gas, C4H10, used chiefly in the manufacture of rubber and as fuel.
[1870–75]
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bu·tane

(byo͞o′tān′)
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
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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Translations
butan
butaani
bútan
butan
butan
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butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn]
A. Nbutano m (US) (for camping) → camping gas m
B. CPD butane gas Ngas m butano
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butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn] n (also butane gas) → butane m
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butane

nButan nt
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butane

[ˈbjuːteɪn] n (also butane gas) → butano
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His inquest in Llangefni heard that canisters of butane gas were found next to his bed, where he was discovered by his sister.
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The brothers planned on getting high and purchased marijuana and methamphetamine to celebrate the win Friday night when they went to refuel butane torches they planned on using to light up their bongs, the (http://www.kansas.com/2013/02/16/2678987/brothers-celebrate-lottery-win.html) Wichita Eagle reported.
LONDON: The switch to winter gasoline specifications across the US, which began on September 15, should take some of the heat out of gasoline prices, and ease any residual tightness in the oil market, by enabling refiners to blend increasing amounts of butane into the gasoline supply.