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oxyhydrogen

[ ok-si-hahy-druh-juhn ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to or involving a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen.


noun

  1. a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen, used in a blowtorch for welding steel plates or the like.

oxyhydrogen

/ ˌɒksɪˈhaɪdrədʒən /

noun

    1. a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen used to provide an intense flame for welding
    2. ( as modifier )

      an oxyhydrogen blowpipe



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Word History and Origins

Origin of oxyhydrogen1

First recorded in 1820–30; oxy- 2 + hydrogen

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Example Sentences

The lime light is made by directing the jet of an oxyhydrogen blowpipe against a cylinder of lime.

But the oxyhydrogen jet is now employed in many factories for the welding of metals.

An exceedingly interesting use of the oxyhydrogen flame is in the manufacture of artificial rubies.

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

The oxyhydrogen jet has been known for many years as the best means of producing the light for a magic lantern.

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