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ligroin

[lig-roh-in] /ˈlɪg roʊ ɪn/
noun
1.
a flammable mixture of hydrocarbons that boils at from 20°C to 135°C, obtained from petroleum by distillation and used as a solvent.
Also, ligroine.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; origin obscure
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ligroin

/ˈlɪɡrəʊɪn/
noun
1.
a volatile fraction of petroleum containing aliphatic hydrocarbons of the paraffin series. It has an approximate boiling point range of 70°–130°C and is used as a solvent
Word Origin
origin unknown
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