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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Methane \Meth"ane\, n. [See Methal.] (Chem.) A light, colorless, gaseous, inflammable hydrocarbon, CH4; marsh gas. It is the simplest of the aliphatic hydrocarbons. See Marsh gas, under Gas. [1913 Webster] Methane series (Chem.), a series of saturated hydrocarbons, of which methane is the first member and type, and (because of their general chemical inertness and indifference) called also the paraffin (little affinity) series. The lightest members are gases, as methane, ethane; intermediate members are liquids, as hexane, heptane, etc. (found in benzine, kerosene, etc.); while the highest members are white, waxy, or fatty solids, as paraffin proper. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

methanogen \methanogen\ n. A type of archaebacteria found in anaerobic environments such as animal intestinal tracts or sediments or sewage, and capable of producing methane; a source of natural gas. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

methane n 1: a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "methane": alcohol, benzine, briquette, burnable, butane, carbon, charcoal, coal, coke, combustible, dope, ethane, ethanol, fireball, firing, flammable, flammable material, fuel, fuel additive, fuel dope, gas, gas carbon, gasoline, heptane, hexane, inflammable, inflammable material, isooctane, jet fuel, kerosene, methanol, natural gas, octane, oil, paraffin, peat, pentane, propane, propellant, rocket fuel, turf