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liquefied petroleum gas

noun
1.
a gas liquefied by compression, consisting of flammable hydrocarbons, as propane and butane, obtained as a by-product from the refining of petroleum or from natural gas: used chiefly as a domestic fuel in rural areas, as an industrial and motor fuel, and in organic synthesis, especially of synthetic rubber.
Also called bottled gas, compressed petroleum gas, LPG, LP gas.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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liquefied petroleum gas

noun
1.
a mixture of various petroleum gases, esp propane and butane, stored as a liquid under pressure and used as an engine fuel Abbreviation LPG, LP gas See also bottled gas
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LPG

any of several liquid mixtures of the volatile hydrocarbons propene, propane, butene, and butane. It was used as early as 1860 for a portable fuel source, and its production and consumption for both domestic and industrial use have expanded ever since. A typical commercial mixture may also contain ethane and ethylene as well as a volatile mercaptan, an odorant added as a safety precaution.

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