from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A flammable gaseous fraction of petroleum, consisting chiefly of butane.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A highly volatile liquid, condensed by cold and pressure from the first products of the distillation of petroleum; used for producing low temperatures.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A highly volatile liquid, condensed by cold and pressure from the first products of the distillation of petroleum; -- used for producing low temperatures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mixture of very volatile hydrocarbons found in crude petroleum.
- n. This very volatile product, obtainable at the beginning of the distillation of crude petroleum, boils under ordinary pressure at 0° C. (32° F.), and consists chiefly of normal butane, C4H10. Also chymogene.
Different varieties are sold under the names of cymogene, gasolene, naphtha, petrol, and benzoline.