Meaning of propane in English:


Pronunciation /ˈprəʊpeɪn/

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mass nounChemistry
  • A flammable hydrocarbon gas of the alkane series, present in natural gas and used as bottled fuel.

    Chemical formula: C₃H₈

    ‘The gas component may be ethane, propane, butane, carbon dioxide, or hydrogen sulphide, but is most commonly methane.’
    • ‘The towers and tanks belonged to a plant for converting liquefied petroleum gas into propane and other products.’
    • ‘From natural gas and propane to heating oil and gasoline, prices are on the rise.’
    • ‘One way to do just this would be to detect the on-going production of hydrocarbons such as propane which cannot be produced by volcanic activity.’
    • ‘There is no water, no electricity, no kerosene, no propane, no benzine, no security.’


Mid 19th century from propionic acid+ -ane.