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[ok-si-hahy-druh-juh n]
  1. pertaining to or involving a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen.
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  1. a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen, used in a blowtorch for welding steel plates or the like.
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Origin of oxyhydrogen

First recorded in 1820–30; oxy-2 + hydrogen
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Examples from the Web for oxyhydrogen

Historical Examples

  • This differs from the oxyhydrogen blowpipe only in the size of the tubes.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

    William McPherson

  • It has been used also as a source of heat and light in the oxyhydrogen blowpipe.

  • The luminous intensity of the oxyhydrogen lime-light as used in practice was generally from 200 to 400 candle-power.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh

  • Whilst engaged at the Surrey Institution he invented the oxyhydrogen blow-pipe.

    Cornish Characters

    S. Baring-Gould

  • For a small screen the oxyhydrogen light will be sufficient.

British Dictionary definitions for oxyhydrogen


    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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