Hydrocarbon


Hydrocarbon
Hydrocarbon Hy`dro*car"bon, n. [Hydro-, 2 + carbon.] (Chem.) A compound containing only hydrogen and carbon, as methane, benzene, etc.; also, by extension, any of their derivatives. [1913 Webster]

{Hydrocarbon burner}, {furnace}, {stove}, a burner, furnace, or stove with which liquid fuel, as petroleum, is used. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.