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acetylene

noun [U] uk   /əˈset.ə.liːn/ us    /-ˈset̬-/
a gas with a strong smell that burns with a very hot, bright flame, used in cutting and joining metalSpecific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical
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