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- 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
aliphaticand alicyclic hydrocarbonsderived from petroleumused 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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