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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Naphtha, and Petroleum.

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

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

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