benzin

benzine

[ben-zeen, ben-zeen]
noun
a colorless, volatile, flammable, liquid mixture of various hydrocarbons, obtained in the distillation of petroleum, and used in cleaning, dyeing, etc.
Also, benzin [ben-zin] .


Origin:
1850–55; benz- + -ine2

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benzine or benzin (ˈbɛnziːn, bɛnˈziːn, ˈbɛnzɪn)
 
n
ligroin See petroleum ether a volatile mixture of the lighter aliphatic hydrocarbon constituents of petroleum
 
benzin or benzin
 
n

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benzine ben·zine (běn'zēn', běn-zēn') or ben·zin (běn'zĭn)
n.

  1. A colorless, flammable, liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained in distilling petroleum, used in cleaning and dyeing and as a motor fuel; naphtha. Also called petroleum benzin.

  2. See benzene.

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