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oxyacetylene

[ ok-see-uh-set-l-een, -in ]
/ ˌɒk si əˈsɛt lˌin, -ɪn /
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adjective
noting or pertaining to a mixture of oxygen and acetylene: an oxyacetylene torch.
noun
a mixture of oxygen and acetylene, used in a blowtorch for cutting steel plates or the like.
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Origin of oxyacetylene

First recorded in 1905–10; oxy-2 + acetylene
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How to use oxyacetylene in a sentence

  • Hotter even than oxyhydrogen is the oxyacetylene flame, which at its hottest point reaches nearly 3500 C.

  • The oxyacetylene flame is concentrated upon a small pellet of ceria, which provides a brilliant source of small dimensions.

    Artificial Light|M. Luckiesh
  • But if the heat be applied by the oxyacetylene flame that will not happen.

  • Oxyacetylene equipment has found application, owing to its portability.

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British Dictionary definitions for oxyacetylene

oxyacetylene
/ (ˌɒksɪəˈsɛtɪˌliːn) /

noun
  1. a mixture of oxygen and acetylene; used in a blowpipe for cutting or welding metals at high temperatures
  2. (as modifier)an oxyacetylene burner
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