blowtorch blowtorch  /b ˈloʊ ˌtɔrtʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Weill is a gregarious man with a blowtorch temper and a need to be loved.
  2. After my blowtorch cut, it miraculously stayed in place.
  3. Van Damme dodges bullets and bad guys; he gets singed by a blowtorch and whacked by an opening car door.

News

  • Plasma Scalpels May Make Surgery More Precise and Less Bloody

    In medicine, plasma usually refers to the liquid component of blood. Now scientists are researching how to better harness the plasma found in stars and lightning--the fourth fundamental state of matter, alongside solids, liquids and gases--to cut into the body like a blowtorch for bloodless surgery. [More]
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Scientific American

Quotes

  1. "Now he's actually going to be able to eyeball these people," Dr Nelson said today. "And he ought to be a human blowtorch and put direct pressure on them to actually commit to a global response to climate change."
    on Jul 6, 2008 By: Brendan Nelson Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia said this month that it was time "to apply the blowtorch to the OPEC organization."
    on Jun 14, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I've been under the blowtorch of public scrutiny as an MP for 27 years, Mr Key has been in Parliament barely six and he's starting to find out what it's like when you go for the big job," Miss Clark said today on TV One's Breakfast show.
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Helen Clark Source: National Business Review

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