|gasoline or gasolene (ˈɡæsəˌliːn)|
|(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|
|gasolinic or gasolene|
|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.