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Acetylene - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Acetylene' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Acetylene [ n.]
- A gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odor, and is produced for use as an illuminating gas in a number of ways, but chiefly by the action of water on calcium carbide. Its light is very brilliant.