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

  • noun A colorless gas, C3H8, found in natural gas and petroleum and widely used as a fuel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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

  • noun (Chem.) A heavy gaseous hydrocarbon, C3H8, of the paraffin series, occurring naturally dissolved in crude petroleum, and also made artificially; -- called also propyl hydride.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry An aliphatic hydrocarbon, C3H8, a constituent of natural gas.

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

  • noun colorless gas found in natural gas and petroleum; used as a fuel

Etymologies

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prop- (from propionic acid) + -ane

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