from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A colorless, flammable, liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained in distilling petroleum, used in cleaning and dyeing and as a motor fuel.
- n. See benzene.
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- n. benzene
- n. any flammable petroleum distillate used as a solvent or fuel
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Same as Benzene.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds
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