ligroin

[lig-roh-in]
noun
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:
1880–85; origin obscure

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ligroin (ˈlɪɡrəʊɪn)
 
n
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
 
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