1. oxyacetylene

noun. a mixture of oxygen and acetylene; used to create high temperatures for cutting or welding metals.


  • mixture
  • alkyne
  • acetylene


  • acetylene (English)
  • acétylène (French)
  • oxy- (English)

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Example sentences of the word oxyacetylene

1. Noun, singular or mass
Start the flow of acetylene to the oxyacetylene torch by turning the valve connected to the red hose counterclockwise 1/2 turn.

2. Adjective
Penetrating lubricant in liberal doses may help in this manner, but if you have a small propane or oxyacetylene torch, you can also heat the edges of the bung on the exhaust pipe.