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- n. A mixture of volatile hydrocarbons intermediate between gasolene and cymogene, used as a refrigerant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mixture of volatile hydrocarbons intermediate between gsolene and cymogene. It is obtained in the purification of crude petroleum, and is used as a refregerant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A product obtained in the distillation of petroleum. It is probably the most volatile fluid known, and one of the very best for use in producing intense cold; when atomized it gives a temperature of—9°C. Its specific gravity is .603 to .629 (105° to 95° B.); it boils at 18° C. It is used as a local anesthetic. Also rhigoline.
Ancient Greek for "cold" + Latin oleum oil. (Wiktionary)