Definition of propane in English:

propane

Syllabification: pro·pane
Pronunciation: /ˈprōˌpān
 
/

noun

Chemistry
  • A flammable hydrocarbon gas of the alkane series, present in natural gas and used as bottled fuel.
    • Chemical formula: C3H8
    More example sentences
    • The gas component may be ethane, propane, butane, carbon dioxide, or hydrogen sulphide, but is most commonly methane.
    • The towers and tanks belonged to a plant for converting liquefied petroleum gas into propane and other products.
    • From natural gas and propane to heating oil and gasoline, prices are on the rise.

Origin

mid 19th century: from propionic acid + -ane2.

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