Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hydrocarbon radical, C4H9, with the structure of butane and valence 1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of four isomeric univalent hydrocarbon radicals, C4H9, formally derived from butane by the loss of a hydrogen atom.
  • n. A synthetic rubber made by the polymerization of isobutylene.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A compound radical, regarded as butane, less one atom of hydrogen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hydrocarbon alcohol radical having the composition C4H9. It cannot be isolated, and occurs only in combination with other radicals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hydrocarbon radical (C4H9)

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Examples

  • He got caught sniffing butyl nitrate or something on a duty night.

    Shortcut Man

  • A butyl seal could never withstand this heat/cool cycle - day after day.

    Dual Pane wood windows

  • The inner glass pain is sealed with butyl tape or butyl caulk to stop the house moisture entering the gap.

    Dual Pane wood windows

  • A Mexican glass shop made unit (making assumptions here, of the many glass shops I have visited in Jalisco, somewhat primative by US standards) would likely have a butyl seal and maybe get a 5 - 10 year life (those were the expectations here in the past).

    Dual Pane wood windows

  • The company will also build a butyl rubber plant in Jamnagar with an initial capacity of 100,000 tons as well as a 1.0-million ton acetic acid plant.

    Reliance Expects to be Debt-Free This Year

  • The TAGA bus monitors for two chemicals found in the COREXIT dispersants: EGBE (2-butoxyethanol), and dipropylene glycol mono butyl ether, "which have the highest potential to get into the air in any significant amounts."

    Georgianne Nienaber: Media Contributes to Victim Mentality as Gulf Struggles

  • These included the gas additive Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and the coal and petroleum byproduct benzene.

    Industrial Chemicals Lurking In Your Bloodstream

  • EPA's TAGA bus monitors for two chemicals found in the COREXIT dispersants: EGBE (2-butoxyethanol), and dipropylene glycol mono butyl ether, which have the highest potential to get into the air in any significant amounts.

    Georgianne Nienaber: EPA, Coast Guard, and BP PR Tied to Airborne Corexit Denials

  • The tests detected low levels of two semivolatile compounds — benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a plasticizer, and benzyl alcohol, a solvent commonly used in inks, paints, and epoxy resins — in water heated in six of the seven coffeemakers models.

    Inside CR Test Labs: Coffeemakers

  • The settlement is the largest to date in a case involving MTBE, an abbreviation for the oil-refining byproduct methyl tertiary butyl ether.

    Oil Firms Settle Claims

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