HyperDic: hydrocarbon

English > 1 sense of the word hydrocarbon:
NOUNsubstancehydrocarbonan organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
hydrocarbon > pronunciation
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English > hydrocarbon: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningAn organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen.
Narroweraromatic compoundA hydrocarbon containing one or more benzene rings that are characteristic of the benzene series of compounds
aromatic hydrocarbonA hydrocarbon that contains one or more benzene rings that are characteristic of the benzene series of organic compounds
bitumenAny of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons
butadieneA gaseous hydrocarbon C4H6
chlorobenzeneA colorless volatile flammable liquid / liquid with an almond odor that is made from chlorine and benzene
cymeneAny of three isotopes of a colorless aromatic liquid hydrocarbon occurring in the volatile oil of cumin and thyme and used in the manufacture of synthetic resins
dioxinAny of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides
ethane, C2H6A colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel
gas oilAn oil formed through distillation of petroleum of intermediate boiling range and viscosity
gasoholA gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol from corn
gasoline, gasolene, gas, petrolA volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum
indeneA colorless liquid hydrocarbon extracted from petroleum or coal tar and used in making synthetic resins
kerosene, kerosine, lamp oil, coal oilA flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
liquefied petroleum gas, bottled gashydrocarbon gases, usually propane or butane, kept under pressure
naphthaAny of various volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures
naphthaleneA white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs
octaneAny isomeric saturated hydrocarbon found in petroleum and used as a fuel and solvent
provitaminvitamin precursor
pyreneA pale yellow crystalline hydrocarbon C16H10 extracted from coal tar
terpeneAn unsaturated hydrocarbon obtained from plants
Broaderorganic compoundAny compound of carbon and another element or a radical
Spanishhidrocarburo, hidrocarburos

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