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1. hydrocarbon

noun. ['ˌhaɪdroʊˈkɑːrbən'] an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen.

Synonyms

  • bottled gas
  • organic compound
  • lamp oil
  • cymene
  • aromatic hydrocarbon
  • bitumen
  • butadiene
  • ethane
  • provitamin
  • C2H6
  • indene
  • dioxin
  • naphthalene
  • pyrene
  • coal oil
  • terpene
  • chlorobenzene
  • kerosine
  • aromatic compound
  • naphtha
  • gasohol
  • gas oil
  • gas
  • gasolene
  • kerosene
  • liquefied petroleum gas
  • petrol
  • octane

Antonyms

  • unleaded gasoline
  • understate
  • defend

Etymology

  • carbon (English)
  • carbo (Latin)
  • hydro- (English)
  • ὑδρο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Hydrocarbon

  • fluorocarbon
  • karban
  • farben
  • darbonne

Sentences with hydrocarbon


1. Noun, singular or mass
It will also fail to pass an emissions test due to elevated hydrocarbon emission.

2. Adjective
The chemical structure of chlorophyll consists of a porphyrin ring and a hydrocarbon side chain.

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