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Meaning of BENZINE

Pronunciation:  'benzeen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic
 

BENZINE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: benzene, benzol
 
 See Also: benzene formula, benzene nucleus, benzene ring, hydrocarbon, Kekule formula

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ben"zine\, n. [From {Benzoin}.] (Chem.)
1. A liquid consisting mainly of the lighter and more
   volatile hydrocarbons of petroleum or kerosene oil, used
   as a solvent and for cleansing soiled fabrics; -- called
   also {petroleum spirit}, {petroleum benzine}. Varieties or
   similar products are gasoline, naphtha, rhigolene,
   ligroin, etc.

2. Same as {Benzene}. [R.]

Note: The hydrocarbons of benzine proper are essentially of
      the marsh gas series, while benzene proper is the
      typical hydrocarbon of the aromatic series.

 
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