from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of numerous organic compounds, such as benzene and methane, that contain only carbon and hydrogen.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A compound of hydrogen and carbon; the general name of any compound consisting of hydrogen and carbon alone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A compound containing only hydrogen and carbon, as methane, benzene, etc.; also, by extension, any of their derivatives.
- noun a burner, furnace, or stove with which liquid fuel, as petroleum, is used.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun organic chemistry A
compoundconsisting only of carbonand hydrogenatoms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
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Sometimes when a hydrocarbon is aspirated, the coughing does not begin until much later.
In addition, aspiration may occur as the result of re-exposure of the larynx to hydrocarbon from the tip of the tube during removal.
The main reason for concern when a hydrocarbon is swallowed is that the child will choke on it and breathe it into the lungs.
Never induce vomiting when a hydrocarbon is swallowed because this increases the chances of the hydrocarbon slipping into the airway.
Methane, a hydrocarbon, is more efficient IR spectrum absorber thanCO2.
Azerbaijan, rich in hydrocarbon reserves and the current darling of western energy companies, is finding the present situation untenable.
Avoiding the Next War in the South Caucasus Borut Grgic 2010
Methane, a hydrocarbon, is more efficient IR spectrum absorber than CO2.
Those who read this blog know that I am skeptical that the harm from man-made global warming is bad enough to justify large, immediate Kyoto-like reductions in hydrocarbon consumption.
Among the experts were a state criminologist, a specialist in hydrocarbon and chemical fires, an electrical engineer, an arson authority and another expert on fire burn patterns.
China faces numerous risks in the Latin American hydrocarbon sector.
China Jockeys For S. American Oil Oxford Analytica 2006