paraffinic

[par-uh-fin-ik]
adjective
of, noting, or characteristic of paraffin wax or a paraffin hydrocarbon.

Origin:
1890–95; paraffin + -ic

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Cores could also be made less water-wet by displacement of asphaltic crude oils by paraffinic or olefinic synthetic base oils.
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