Definition of ethane noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈiːθeɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːθeɪn//
[uncountable](symbol C2H6)(chemistry)
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a gas that has no colour or smell and that can burn. Ethane is found in natural gas and mineral oil. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from ether + -ane.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ethane