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English Dictionary: acetylene by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
acetylene
n
  1. a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis
    Synonym(s): acetylene, ethyne, alkyne
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Acetylene \A*cet"y*lene\, n. (Chem.)
      A gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion
      of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a
      colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odor, and is
      produced for use as an illuminating gas in a number of ways,
      but chiefly by the action of water on calcium carbide. Its
      light is very brilliant. --Watts.
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