oxyacetylene
oxyacetylene ox`y*a*cet"y*lene, a. Of or pertaining to a mixture of oxygen and actylene; as, an oxyacetylene torch. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • oxyacetylene — [äk΄sē ə set′ l ēn΄] adj. [ OXY 1 + ACETYLENE] of or using a mixture of oxygen and acetylene, as for producing an extremely hot flame used in welding or cutting metals [oxyacetylene torch] …   English World dictionary

  • oxyacetylene — 1. noun A mixture of oxygen and acetylene; burns at a high temperature and is used for cutting and welding metals. 2. adjective Using this mixture e.g. an oxyacetylene torch …   Wiktionary

  • oxyacetylene — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1909 of, relating to, or utilizing a mixture of oxygen and acetylene < an oxyacetylene torch > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oxyacetylene — /ok see euh set l een , in/, adj. 1. noting or pertaining to a mixture of oxygen and acetylene: an oxyacetylene torch. n. 2. a mixture of oxygen and acetylene, used in a blowtorch for cutting steel plates or the like. [1905 10; OXY 2 + ACETYLENE] …   Universalium

  • oxyacetylene — adj. of or using a mixture of oxygen and acetylene, esp. in cutting or welding metals (oxyacetylene burner) …   Useful english dictionary

  • oxyacetylene — ox|y|a|cet|y|lene [ˌɔksiəˈsetəli:n US ˌa:ksiəˈsetl i:n, ən] n [U] technical [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: oxygen + acetylene] a mixture of oxygen and ↑acetylene that produces a hot white flame that can cut steel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oxyacetylene — ox|y|a|cet|y|lene [ ,aksiə setl,in, ,aksiə setlın ] noun uncount SCIENCE a mixture of oxygen and a gas called ACETYLENE, used as a fuel for making a very hot flame that cuts metal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oxyacetylene — n. mixture of acetylene and oxygen which produces a very hot flame for welding É‘ksɪə setlɪːn / É’ksɪə setɪl …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oxyacetylene — adjective of or denoting welding or cutting techniques using a very hot flame produced by mixing acetylene and oxygen …   English new terms dictionary

  • oxyacetylene — noun (U) technical a mixture of oxygen and acetylene that produces a hot white flame that can cut steel …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”