Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A highly flammable, explosive, colorless gaseous cycloalkane, C3H6, sometimes used as an anesthetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a colorless flammable gas (C3H6) with a three-carbon ring, sometimes used as an anesthetic.

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  • noun organic chemistry, pharmacology The simplest alicyclic hydrocarbon, C3H6, an inflammable gas, sometimes used as an anaesthetic.

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

  • noun a colorless flammable gas sometimes used as an inhalation anesthetic

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Examples

  • The word cyclopropane popped into my mind, surreal and inappropriate as a pigeon in a fish bowl.

    Vicious Grace

  • The word cyclopropane popped into my mind, surreal and inappropriate as a pigeon in a fish bowl.

    Vicious Grace

  • The word cyclopropane popped into my mind, surreal and inappropriate as a pigeon in a fish bowl.

    Vicious Grace

  • Anything that hissed like the lantern in the civil defense ward or had the weird burned-cheese smell of cyclopropane residue sent me into a tailspin.

    Vicious Grace

  • Anything that hissed like the lantern in the civil defense ward or had the weird burned-cheese smell of cyclopropane residue sent me into a tailspin.

    Vicious Grace

  • Anything that hissed like the lantern in the civil defense ward or had the weird burned-cheese smell of cyclopropane residue sent me into a tailspin.

    Vicious Grace

  • Reaction of styrene and ethyl diazoacetate in the presence of a small amount of a chiral Schiff base-Cu (II) complex gave optically active cyclopropane derivatives, albeit with

    Ryoji Noyori - Autobiography

  • Rose, knowing that such a necklace existed, but not realising that the tape, if found, wasn't itself worth much and certainly not a million, may have hungered for it fiercely enough to anaesthetise everyone around at Bon-Bon's house with cyclopropane, and gather up every videotape in sight.

    Shattered

  • I said, 'I'd think it was one of them who squirted you with cyclopropane and laid me out with the empty cylinder, and I don't know who that was.

    Shattered

  • A lethal amount of insulin ... a syringeful of 'goodbye' threat, a cylinder of cyclopropane gas, a prelude to any sort of injected extinction.

    Shattered

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  • volatile hydrocarbon, no longer used in medicine as a sedative and for induction of anesthesia

    February 7, 2018