Hydrocarbon
Hydrocarbon Hy`dro*car"bon, n. [Hydro-, 2 + carbon.] (Chem.) A compound containing only hydrogen and carbon, as methane, benzene, etc.; also, by extension, any of their derivatives. [1913 Webster]

{Hydrocarbon burner}, {furnace}, {stove}, a burner, furnace, or stove with which liquid fuel, as petroleum, is used. [1913 Webster]


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  • hydrocarbon — UK US /ˌhaɪdrəʊˈkɑːbən/ noun [C] ► ENVIRONMENT a chemical combination of hydrogen and carbon, such as in oil or petrol: »Hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions from automobiles …   Financial and business terms

  • hydrocarbon — compound of hydrogen and carbon, 1826, formed in English from HYDROGEN (Cf. hydrogen) + CARBON (Cf. carbon) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hydrocarbon — ► NOUN ▪ a compound of hydrogen and carbon, such as any of those which are the chief components of petroleum and natural gas …   English terms dictionary

  • hydrocarbon — [hī΄drə kär′bən, hī′drə kär΄bən] n. any compound containing only hydrogen and carbon, as benzene or methane …   English World dictionary

  • hydrocarbon — hydrocarbonaceous, adj. /huy dreuh kahr beuhn, huy dreuh kahr /, n. any of a class of compounds containing only hydrogen and carbon, as an alkane, methane, CH4, an alkene, ethylene, C2H4, an alkyne, acetylene, C2H2, or an aromatic compound,… …   Universalium

  • Hydrocarbon — Ball and stick model of the methane molecule, CH4. Methane is part of a homologous series known as the alkanes, which contain single bonds only. In organic chemistry, a hydrocarbon is an organic compound consisting entirely of hydrogen and carbon …   Wikipedia

  • hydrocarbon — UK [ˌhaɪdrəʊˈkɑː(r)bən] / US [ˌhaɪdroʊˈkɑrbən] noun [countable] Word forms hydrocarbon : singular hydrocarbon plural hydrocarbons chemistry a chemical substance that contains only hydrogen and carbon, for example methane …   English dictionary

  • hydrocarbon — [[t]ha͟ɪdroʊkɑ͟ː(r)b(ə)n[/t]] hydrocarbons N COUNT A hydrocarbon is a chemical compound that is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon …   English dictionary

  • Hydrocarbon —   An organic chemical compound of hydrogen and carbon in the gaseous, liquid, or solid phase. The molecular structure of hydrocarbon compounds varies from the simplest (methane, a constituent of natural gas) to the very heavy and very complex.… …   Energy terms

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