butane butane  /bju ˈteɪn/


  • (n) occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels


  1. Flames towering hundreds of feet engulfed vacationers and their gear, setting off a secondary round of blasts from exploding butane cookers and automobile gas tanks.
  2. Instead of cooling the interior of the refrigerator with freon a serious contributor to global warming Einstein's design uses ammonia, butane and water.
  3. Ronson's butane lighters led to butane candles, basement workshop torches, and the butane chafing dish.


  • Williams Spending $4.5B To Process Gas in Marshall County

    MOUNDSVILLE - The propane, butane, pentane and ethane in West Virginia and neighboring states is so plentiful and profitable that Williams Partners is spending $4.5 billion to process the natural gas liquids. In Marshall County, the Tulsa, Okla.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

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  1. "When I found out that they had explicitly, in their rule, said you could take two butane lighters and four books of matches on board, I thought, 'What have they been drinking?'" Dorgan said.
    on Dec 9, 2004 By: Byron Dorgan Source: USA Today

  2. When Stanley said he did, "Big John proceeded to wet down the side of my head behind my ear with some sort of lotion, and then he stood back and I smelled butane and I felt a flash of heat and I realized he'd lit my hair on fire."
    on Nov 6, 2009 By: Ralph Stanley Source: Newsweek

  3. "We've identified areas such as thermal energy, micro-power plants of 50 to 60 megawatts, butane generation" Bachelet said.
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Michelle Bachelet Source: Reuters América Latina

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