American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A colorless gas, C3H8, found in natural gas and petroleum and widely used as a fuel.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gaseous hydrocarbon, C3H8, of the paraffin series, found in crude petroleum: made by reducing isopropyl iodide with zinc and hydrochloric acid, or by the action of hydriodic acid on acetone, glycerol, etc. It is liquid below—17° C.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A heavy gaseous hydrocarbon, C3H8, of the paraffin series, occurring naturally dissolved in crude petroleum, and also made artificially; -- called also
- n. colorless gas found in natural gas and petroleum; used as a fuel
- prop- (from propionic acid) + -ane (Wiktionary)
“So, unless someone persuades me that MX propane is significantly different than what we're used to, we'll probably be installing a Bosch propane water heater within the next few months in coastal Colima.”
“I have been trying to get comparison data on the web as to how much propane is saved.”
“And yes, we have observed a significant savings in propane ...”
“The recalled propane was sold in five states — Alabama, Arkansas, California, Mississippi and Tennessee — by more than 30 different distributors (read the recall notice) from January 2008 through October 2008.”
“The products are then evaporated and steam stripped to recover the propane, which is recycled.”
“The grill on your patio burns a compressed gas called propane (C3H8).”
“The weekly oil report from the US Energy Department showed a big increase in total commercial petroleum stocks, including increases in crude oil and all the major refined products except propane, which is used heavily for heating in the rural Midwest which just experienced a cold snap.”
“It was described as a propane space heater, the kind we're told are not ideal for small, closed areas.”
“Iowa has had spot shortages of propane, which is needed for grain dryers at elevators and on-farm storage, as the crop has come in carrying more moisture than usual.”
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