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[ok-see-uh-set-l-een, -in] /ˌɒk si əˈsɛt lˌin, -ɪn/
noting or pertaining to a mixture of oxygen and acetylene:
an oxyacetylene torch.
a mixture of oxygen and acetylene, used in a blowtorch for cutting steel plates or the like.
Origin of oxyacetylene
1905-10; oxy-2 + acetylene Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for oxyacetylene
  • Things look bleak until they discover an oxyacetylene torch, some sheets of metal, a screwdriver and a car engine.
  • Cutting typically involves use of an oxyacetylene torch.
  • Ability to use arc welding and oxyacetylene to cut, braze and repair metal objects.
  • Ability to use arc welding and oxyacetylene to cut, braze and fabricate special parts and repair metal objects.
  • Methods and techniques of arc and oxyacetylene welding, particularly as applied to field situations.
  • The oxyacetylene equipment will not leak and will operate safely according to the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Many workers don't fully realize the serious hazards of oxyacetylene.
  • The following topics are covered in the module: oxyacetylene welding, oxyacetylene cutting, and additional processes.
  • Weld broken or cracked frames together, using oxyacetylene torches and welding rods.
  • Fabricates well casings and builds up worn drill bits using oxyacetylene cutting and welding equipment.
British Dictionary definitions for oxyacetylene


  1. a mixture of oxygen and acetylene; used in a blowpipe for cutting or welding metals at high temperatures
  2. (as modifier): an oxyacetylene burner
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