- noting or pertaining to a mixture of oxygen and acetylene: an oxyacetylene torch.
- a mixture of oxygen and acetylene, used in a blowtorch for cutting steel plates or the like.
Origin of oxyacetylene
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But if the heat be applied by the oxyacetylene flame that will not happen.
Oxyacetylene equipment has found application, owing to its portability.
The oxyacetylene flame is concentrated upon a small pellet of ceria, which provides a brilliant source of small dimensions.
Hotter even than oxyhydrogen is the oxyacetylene flame, which at its hottest point reaches nearly 3500 C.
- a mixture of oxygen and acetylene; used in a blowpipe for cutting or welding metals at high temperatures
- (as modifier)an oxyacetylene burner
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