American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several highly volatile, flammable liquid mixtures of hydrocarbons distilled from petroleum, coal tar, and natural gas and used as fuel, as solvents, and in making various chemicals.
- n. Obsolete Petroleum.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ancient writers, a more fluid and volatile variety of asphalt or bitumen. Pliny hesitates about including naphtha with bitumen, on account of its volatility and inflammability.
- n. In modern use, an artificial volatile colorless liquid obtained from petroleum. It is a general term applied to the products of the distillation of crude petroleum between gasolene and refined oil. Ordinary petroleum now yields from 6 to 12 per cent, of this material, the specific gravity of which is from 76° to 60° (Beaumé). Naphtha as a solvent has largely taken the place of turpentine, camphene, benzol, and other similar products in industrial art, being often superior, and always much less expensive. In this way it is used in the manufacture of rubber goods, paints and varnishes, floor- and table-cloths; also by dyers and clothing- and glove-cleaners. In its many applications for light, and heat it is very largely taking the place both of coal and crude oil for the manufacture of illuminating gas and for street-lighting by naphthalamps, as well as for cooking by vapor-stoves in the use of the grade called
- n. dated Naturally-occurring liquid petroleum.
- n. Any of a wide variety of aliphatic or aromatic liquid hydrocarbon mixtures distilled from petroleum or coal tar, especially as used in solvents or petrol.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) The complex mixture of volatile, liquid, inflammable hydrocarbons, occurring naturally, and usually called
crude petroleum, mineral oil, or rock oil. That portion of the distillate obtained in the refinement of petroleum which is intermediate between the lighter gasoline and the heavier benzine, and has a specific gravity of about 0.7, -- used as a solvent for varnishes, as a carburetant, illuminant, etc.
- n. (Chem.) One of several volatile inflammable liquids obtained by the distillation of certain carbonaceous materials and resembling the naphtha from petroleum
- n. any of various volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures; used chiefly as solvents
- From Latin naphtha, from Ancient Greek νάφθα (náphtha), ultimately from Old Persian 𐎴𐎳𐎫 (naft). The Greek mediation is reflected in the spelling – ‘ph’ and ‘th’ (from ‘φ’ and ‘θ’). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, from Greek, liquid bitumen, of Semitic origin; see npṭ in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Japanese buyers after difficult negotiations, in a shocking move time cut its term naphtha offer to $13 a tonne premium, despite sealing a deal MOSCOW, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Russia will sell its ...”
“(Adnoc) has offered its term naphtha supplies at $19. 50-$22.00 a tonne premium to its own price formula, and at least one buyer has accepted, traders involved in the deal”
“China output holds firm, iron ore at all-time high Asia at 6 percent to 13 percent * Saudi increase supplies to big oil companies 5-10 percent * One main Asian lifter to get full contracted volume (Updates throughout) By James Topham and time cut its term naphtha offer to $13 a tonne premium, despite sealing a deal”
“Singapore * Shell to sell stakes in PCS and TPC to Qatar Petroleum * Qatars first overseas downstream acquisition, more to come (Adds details, background) By time cut its term naphtha offer to $13 a tonne premium, despite sealing a deal Fears industry's comeback may be protracted * Worries linger over huge distillate surplus, contango By Jennifer Tan”
“Salt in Jamie Oliver sauces a recipe for ill-health time cut its term naphtha offer to $13 a tonne premium, despite sealing a deal Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) started operations at a $2 billion aromatics plant this week and is expected to hit full capacity by early December, a Singapore * Shell to sell stakes in PCS and TPC to Qatar Petroleum * Qatars first overseas downstream acquisition, more to come (Adds details, background) By Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), is aiming to treble its turnover in India to $1.25 billion, or Rs 5,000 crore, in 2010-11.”
“Singapore By Seng Li Peng SINGAPORE, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (Adnoc) has announced its January-December 2009 term naphtha premium at $3. 00-$5.00 a tonne to Middle East quotes, on a free-on-board (FOB) basis, sharply lower than its stocks look to stay low amid crude run cuts * High cracker run rates could make naphtha buyers up imports By James Topham”
“(l.vi. p. 165) calls the Greek fire: and the naphtha is known to abound between the Tigris and the Caspian Sea.”
“Masses of the slimy and sulphureous substance called naphtha, which floated idly on the sluggish and sullen waves, supplied those rolling clouds with new vapours, and afforded awful testimony to the truth of the Mosaic history.”
“There is one thing peculiar about the distillates of petroleum, and that is that the run which follows naphtha, which is called "the middle run oil," is the highest test oil that is made, running as high as 150 and 160 degrees flash, while the common oil which follows, viz., from 45 down to 33 degrees Baume, will range at only about 100 flash, or 115 and 120 degrees burning lest.”
“They were built on ground which abounded, doubtless, as all that region now does, in bitumen or naphtha, which is easily kindled, and which burns with great intensity.”
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