gasolineless

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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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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