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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A flammable hydrocarbon oil that is distilled from bituminous coal and is used as a fuel for lamps.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as petroleum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun regional kerosene or any unspecified lower grade derivative of crude petroleum

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters

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