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Meaning of KEROSENE

Pronunciation:  'keru`seen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
 

KEROSENE is a 8 letter word that starts with K.

 

 Synonyms: kerosine
 
 See Also: combustible, combustible material, fuel, hydrocarbon, paraffin, paraffin oil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ker"o*sene`\, n. [Gr. ? wax.]
An oil used for illuminating purposes, formerly obtained from
the distillation of mineral wax, bituminous shale, etc., and
hence called also {coal oil}. It is now produced in immense
quantities, chiefly by the distillation and purification of
petroleum. It consists chiefly of several hydrocarbons of the
methane series.

 
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