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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acetylene 
  n  :  a  colorless  flammable  gas  used  chiefly  in  welding  and  in 
  organic  synthesis  [syn:  {ethyne}] 




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