Related formsa·cet·y·len·ic [uh-set-l-en-ik] /əˌsɛt lˈɛn ɪk/, adjective
Examples from the Web for acetylene
The acetylene prepared from this substance has a very characteristic odor due to impurities, the chief of these being phosphine.
Acetylene gives a light which is nearest to sunlight of any artificial illuminant.Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting|Harold P. Manly
In what proportion must acetylene and oxygen be mixed to produce the greatest explosion?
Mixtures of acetylene with air or oxygen are forbidden, irrespective of the pressure or proportions.
The impulses received by the microphone in this equipment were recorded on a running tape smoked by an acetylene flame.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
British Dictionary definitions for acetylene
- another name for alkyne
- (as modifier)acetylene series