Definition of oxyacetylene in English:


Line breaks: oxy|acet¦yl|ene
Pronunciation: /ˌɒksɪəˈsɛtɪliːn


  • Of or denoting welding or cutting techniques using a very hot flame produced by mixing acetylene and oxygen.
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    • 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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