Definition of propane in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈprōˌpān/


A flammable hydrocarbon gas of the alkane series, present in natural gas and used as bottled fuel.
  • Chemical formula: C3H8.
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.


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

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Syllabification: pro·pane

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