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meanings of acetylene


  1. Any organic compound having one or more carbon-carbon triple bonds; an alkyne.
  2. Ethyne; the simplest alkyne, a hydrocarbon of formula HC≡CH. It is a colourless, odorless gas, formerly used as an illuminating gas, but now used in welding or metallurgy.
  3. A lamp powered by acetylene, particularly a motor vehicle headlight.