- a colourless flammable gaseous alkane found in petroleum and used as a fuel. Formula: CH3CH2CH3
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pro•pane /ˈproʊpeɪn/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Chemistrya colorless gas that easily ignites, occurs in petroleum and natural gas, and is used chiefly as a fuel.
pro•pane (prō′pān),USA pronunciation n. [Chem.]
- Chemistrya colorless, flammable gas, C3H8, of the alkane series, occurring in petroleum and natural gas: used chiefly as a fuel and in organic synthesis. Also called dimethylmethane.
- prop(ionic) + -ane 1866
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propane /ˈprəʊpeɪn/ n
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