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Definition of "oxyacetylene" [ox•y•a•cet•y•lene]

  • Of or using a mixture of acetylene and oxygen: an oxyacetylene torch. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oxyacetylene" in a sentence
  • "Blacksmiths today might also utilize oxyacetylene which is comparable to a blowtorch for a more precise heating."
  • "He gives Bass Mantra a steel wool brush up, creating a high-tensile, claustrophobic track of inexorable build via oxyacetylene sputter and metallic rattle."
  • "When he fails, even with an oxyacetylene torch and quartz test tubes, to replicate the 17th-century alchemist Hennig Brand's breakthrough in extracting glowing phosphorus from his own urine, Mr. Aldersey-Williams concludes that "whatever his delusions, Brand was clearly a formidable experimental scientist.""
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