Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or using a mixture of acetylene and oxygen: an oxyacetylene torch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mixture of oxygen and acetylene; burns at a high temperature and is used for cutting and welding metals.
  • adj. Using this mixture e.g. an oxyacetylene torch

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a mixture of oxygen and actylene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting the mixture of oxygen and acetylene.

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

  • n. a mixture of oxygen and acetylene; used to create high temperatures for cutting or welding metals

Etymologies

oxy- +‎ acetylene (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Blacksmiths today might also utilize oxyacetylene which is comparable to a blowtorch for a more precise heating.

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  • He gives Bass Mantra a steel wool brush up, creating a high-tensile, claustrophobic track of inexorable build via oxyacetylene sputter and metallic rattle.

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  • When he fails, even with an oxyacetylene torch and quartz test tubes, to replicate the 17th-century alchemist Hennig Brand's breakthrough in extracting glowing phosphorus from his own urine, Mr. Aldersey-Williams concludes that "whatever his delusions, Brand was clearly a formidable experimental scientist."

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  • Gallery director Carl Goines convinced his father and fellow artists Jacob Martinez and Eric Froh to gather supplies to extricate the painting: an oxyacetylene torch, a Bobcat mini-tractor, a pickup truck and a gas-powered masonry saw with a new $400 blade.

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  • He pulled over the oxyacetylene torch, fired up the thirty-two-hundred-degree-Celsius flame, and set to work.

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  • Most 3rd world skilled builders/labourers have the most primitive and basic hand tools only. and arc/tig/mig or oxyacetylene would be beyond their purchasing power.

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  • The solution was to use oxyacetylene torches to cut the heavy equipment into numbered parts and then weld them back together in Berlin, ready to roll.

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  • Scotty Phillips has described how Crowe came at him with an oxyacetylene torch before the guitarist's incendiary solo on "You and Your Perfect Life."

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  • "I like a long, slender can," she said, preferring #10 orange - and cranberry-juice cans she burns with an oxyacetylene torch and renders into garden sculpture, candle holders and lanterns.

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  • Chris Tymoshuk Oregon artist Chris Tymoshuk likes to work with #10 orange and cranberry juice cans, which she burns with an oxyacetylene torch and renders into garden sculptures, candle holders and luminous lanterns.

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