• WordNet 3.6
    • n butane occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Found on a butane lighter: "Warning: Flame may cause fire."
    • n Butane bū"tān (Chem) An inflammable gaseous saturated hydrocarbon, C4H10, of the marsh gas, or paraffin, series.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n butane In chem., the fourth member of the paraffin series of hydrocarbons, C4H10. Two isomeric forms are known, normal butane and isobutane; both are at ordinary temperature and pressure gaseous, colorless, almost odorless, very slightly soluble in water, and readily combustible. Normal butane occurs in small quantity in American petroleum, and has been to a limited extent condensed from the most volatile portion, by means of a freezing mixture, as a colorless, very light liquid boiling at 1° C. (or about 34° F.), forming almost the whole of the commercial product chymogene.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. but,yrum butter. See Butter


In literature:

A mixture of marsh-gas, ethane and butane.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
Little Tibet, Ladakh, Tibet Proper, Butan, and China, are all Mongol in form, and monosyllabic in language.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
Ne oncneow heo weres gemanan, and heo acende butan sare, and thurhwunadh on maegdhhade.
"The Homilies of the Anglo-Saxon Church" by Ælfric

In news:

Alamo teen killed after bullet ricochets off butane tank.
Air quality officials on Friday were investigating what appears to have been a butane leak from the Rancho LPG storage facility in San Pedro.
A Butane Recharger for Your Cellphone.
Fly Street Gear Butane Jacket JPG.
VanFleet told police he was visiting Madden's apartment in unit one and that they had been using several cans of butane fuel to cook marijuana into a concentrated form called hashish .
But he said he believed the explosion was the result of one of his roommates attempting to make hashish — or hash — in the room through a process using butane, which boils at room temperature.
A man who did not learn his son had died huffing butane until several months after the tragedy has condemned the practice as evil.
THIS MONTH'S PUZZLERWe overhauled our isobutene/n-butane fractionating column during a recent turnaround.
Vopak Shanghai awards CB&I contract for refrigerated butane storage tank in China.
Mertz, sweet potato soup is poured tableside over homemade cinnamon marshmallows, singed at the table with a butane torch, and served with bits of pecan, dried cranberries and fresh ginger.
State Police say that at 11:45 am they conducted a coordinated explosion on I-10 as they continue the cleanup process following a Wednesday morning accident involving a tanker carrying butane.
The best part of crème brûlé is the excuse to bring out your butane torch.
For example, she turned a handheld butane lighter into a rifle for a hunting Santa.
The old favorites on the lighter remain the same, such as the adjustable, wind-resistant butane flame and the fuel-monitoring window.
The Snowpeak LiteMax butane canister stove is an exercise in minimalism – just 1.9 ounces of titanium and steel, with a few rubber O-rings for safety's sake.

In science:

The pre-prototype chamber is filled with a 90:10 mixture of Ar and iso-butane gases.
A GEM TPC End-Panel Pre-Prototype
Notice that F-L make also a chemical pair through the same structural motive – the first possible branching (iso-butane in relation to toluen structural motive). Here lies the reason why benzene ring is axcluded from the set of aromatic AAs.
Genetic Code as a Harmonic System: two Supplements
In other respects, save for flamability, it resembles its hydrocarbon counterpart, butane.
In-beam Tests of a Ring Imaging Cerenkov Detector With a Multianode Photomultiplier Readout
Pressure-dependence of the structure and properties of liquid n-butane. J.
Influence of the environment and probes on rapid DNA sequencing via transverse electronic transport
Hydrogen, gaseous alkanes (methane, butane, propane, etc.) and their mixtures, natural or associated gas can be used as the gas.
Vortex flow in the technology of radiation wave cracking (RWC)