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  • n. Plural form of naphtha.


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  • Catalytic reforming is an important process used to convert low-octane naphthas into high-octane gasoline blending components called reformates.


  • By this process, the solid resin of colophony is split up into water, various resinic acids or naphthas, and resin oils of various specific gravities and consistencies, all of which are separated from each other into separate containers which are ready to receive them.

    The Building of a Book A Series of Practical Articles Written by Experts in the Various Departments of Book Making and Distributing

  • Among the products obtained from crude petroleum in this way are the naphthas, including benzine and gasoline, kerosene or coal oil, lubricating oils, vaseline, and paraffin.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • I do not say tar, but more concentrated fuels, such as crude naphthas, paraffins, and pitch oil.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 664, September 22,1888

  • Rather, I should go to Kingsland Road, Tunnel Gardens, Jamaica Road; to the trafficked highways, rent with naphthas, that rush about East India

    Nights in London

  • See his rosy eyes follerin 'like rosy naphthas ....


  • It will be capable of splitting condensate into its various components such as light and heavy naphthas, kerosene, and gas oil, following its completion in January 2014.

  • Centigrade); provided, that the term "fuel" shall not include industrial solvents or naphthas which distill, by American Society for Testing Materials Method D-86, not more than nine per cent at 176° Fahrenheit, and which have a distillation range of 150° Fahrenheit, or less, or liquefied gases which would not exist as liquids at a tem - perature of 60° Fahrenheit and a pressure of 14.7 pounds per square inch absolute.

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