American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various light hydrocarbon oils, especially a distillate of petroleum.
- n. A refined distillate of petroleum, used as a laxative.
- n. any mixture of aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons derived from petroleum used for very many applications, but not as a fuel
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. See Naphtha, and Petroleum.
- n. a distillate of petroleum (especially one used medicinally as a laxative or stool softener)
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