gasoline

[gas-uh-leen, gas-uh-leen]
noun
a volatile, flammable liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, obtained from petroleum, and used as fuel for internal-combustion engines, as a solvent, etc.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; gas + -ol2 + -ine2

gasolineless, adjective
gasolinic [gas-uh-lee-nik, -lin-ik] , adjective
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gasoline or gasolene (ˈɡæsəˌliːn)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) Also called (esp in Britain): petrol 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
 
gasolene or gasolene
 
n
 
gasolinic or gasolene
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

gasoline
coined 1865 as gasolene, from gas (q.v.) + chemical suffix -ine/-ene. current spelling is 1871; shortened form gas first recorded Amer.Eng. 1905. Gas station first recorded 1932.
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gasoline   (gās'ə-lēn')  Pronunciation Key 
A highly flammable mixture of liquid hydrocarbons that are derived from petroleum. The hydrocarbons in gasoline contain between five and eight carbon atoms. Gasoline is used as a fuel for internal-combustion engines in automobiles, motorcycles, and small trucks.
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When considering fuel, let's take the example of gasoline.
With regards to ethanol as a fuel source, it isn't as energy dense as gasoline
  or diesel.
Improving the fuel efficiency of vehicles would reduce gasoline consumption.
He threw gasoline on the fires of that hatred with utter abandon.
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