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[ok-suh s] /ˈɒk səs/

the ancient name for the Amu Darya


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  • Oxyacetylene

    [ok-see-uh-set-l-een, -in] /ˌɒk si əˈsɛt lˌin, -ɪn/ adjective 1. noting or pertaining to a mixture of oxygen and : an oxyacetylene torch. noun 2. a mixture of oxygen and , used in a blowtorch for cutting steel plates or the like. /ˌɒksɪəˈsɛtɪˌliːn/ noun 1.

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    oxyacetylene torch (ŏk’sē-ə-sět’l-ĭn, -ēn’) A gas torch that burns a mixture of acetylene and oxygen to produce a high-temperature flame (3,000°C or 5,400°F) that can weld or cut metal.

  • Oxyacid

    [ok-see-as-id] /ˈɒk siˌæs ɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. an inorganic containing oxygen. /ˌɒksɪˈæsɪd/ noun 1. any acid that contains oxygen Also called oxo acid

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