from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various light hydrocarbon oils, especially a distillate of petroleum.
- n. A refined distillate of petroleum, used as a laxative.
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- n. any mixture of aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons derived from petroleum used for very many applications, but not as a fuel
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See Naphtha, and Petroleum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a distillate of petroleum (especially one used medicinally as a laxative or stool softener)
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