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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mixture of very volatile hydrocarbons found in crude petroleum.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A highly volatile liquid, condensed by cold and pressure from the first products of the distillation of petroleum; -- used for producing low temperatures.

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  • noun chemistry A highly volatile liquid, condensed by cold and pressure from the first products of the distillation of petroleum; used for producing low temperatures.

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  • A volatile, flammable petroleum distillate containing a large percentage of butane. (Dictionary.Com)

    May 28, 2008