acetylene acetylene  /ə ˈsɛ tə ˌlin/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. They burned open inch-thick steel doors with acetylene torches.
  2. The Thompsons in performance put on shows of acetylene brilliance, but these events for them are something else entirely.
  3. At a chemistry symposium in Rochester, during the winter of 1925, Father Nieuwland read a paper on the formation of divinyl acetylene from acetylene and cuprous ammonium chloride.

News

  1. Local News

    Flames and explosions filled the night sky in East Carbon early Monday, as two residences were incinerated amid igniting oxygen-acetylene tanks and detonating firearm ammunition. Residents and neighbors were evacuated but no injuries were reported....
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Sun Advocate

  2. ECC blaze destroys 2 homes

    Flames and explosions filled the night sky in East Carbon early Monday, as two residences were incinerated amid igniting oxygen-acetylene tanks and detonating firearm ammunition. Residents and neighbors were evacuated but no injuries were reported.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Sun Advocate

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Quotes

  • RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: "Balfour Beatty appear to have broken just about every safety rule in the book by taking these potentially explosive cylinders onto the Victoria Line for 48 hours. Acetylene is extremely flammable, unstable and...
    on Oct 25, 2006 By: Bob Crow Source: This Is Hertfordshire

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