Meaning of ACETYLENE in English
( n. )
A gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odor, and is produced for use as an illuminating gas in a number of ways, but chiefly by the action of water on calcium carbide. Its light is very brilliant.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012