Definition of oxyacetylene in English:

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oxyacetylene

Pronunciation: /ˌäksēəˈsed(ə)lˌēn/
/ˌäksēəˈsed(ə)lən/

adjective

[attributive]
Of or denoting welding or cutting techniques using a very hot flame produced by mixing acetylene and oxygen.
Example sentences
  • We use the heat produced by the burning of acetylene in the flame of the oxyacetylene torch to make welds.
  • The oxyacetylene torch, for example, produces heat by burning acetylene gas in pure oxygen.
  • The success and widespread use of this method in 20th-century sculpture has depended on the invention around 1900 of fusion welding using oxyacetylene welding equipment.

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Syllabification: ox·y·a·cet·y·lene

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