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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: acetyl chemical group (19-21 centuries), from acet-; ACETAMINOPHEN

acetylene

noun
     
Related topics: Compounds
a‧cet‧y‧lene [uncountable]
HCC a gas which burns with a bright flame and is used in equipment for cutting and joining pieces of metal [↪ oxyacetylene]

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