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



BrE BrE//ˈbjuːteɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbjuːteɪn//
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a gas produced from petroleum, used in liquid form as a fuel for cooking etc. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from butyl + -ane.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: butane