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

  • noun Any of various light hydrocarbon oils, especially a distillate of petroleum.
  • noun A refined distillate of petroleum, used as a laxative.

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  • noun any mixture of aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons derived from petroleum used for very many applications, but not as a fuel

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  • noun a distillate of petroleum (especially one used medicinally as a laxative or stool softener)

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