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[gas-uh-leen, gas-uh-leen] /ˌgæs əˈlin, ˈgæs əˌlin/
noun, Now Rare.
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Examples from the web for gasolene
  • Ethylene dibromide is mainly used in an anti-knock gasolene mixtures, particularly aviation fuel.
  • Our farmers rely mainly on gasolene and diesel fuel to do their jobs.
  • The advantages of the marine gasolene motor are many.
  • The local works are equipped with a polisher and gasolene engine.
  • They are built from the department's plans, and are equipped with six-cylinder gasolene marine engines.
British Dictionary definitions for gasolene


(US & Canadian) any one of various volatile flammable liquid mixtures of hydrocarbons, mainly hexane, heptane, and octane, obtained from petroleum and used as a solvent and a fuel for internal-combustion engines. Usually petrol also contains additives such as antiknock compounds and corrosion inhibitors Also called (esp in Britain) petrol
Derived Forms
gasolinic (ˌɡæsəˈlɪnɪk) adjective
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