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gasoline

noun gas·o·line \ˈga-sə-ˌlēn, ˌga-sə-ˈ also -zə-\

Simple Definition of gasoline

  • : a liquid made from petroleum and used especially as a fuel for engines

Full Definition of gasoline

  1. :  a volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixture used as a fuel especially for internal combustion engines and usually blended from several products of natural gas and petroleum

gas·o·lin·ic play \ˌga-sə-ˈlē-nik, -ˈli-\ adjective

Variants of gasoline

also gas·o·lene play \ˈga-sə-ˌlēn, ˌga-sə-ˈ also -zə-\

Origin of gasoline

1gas + 2-ol + 2-ine or -ene


First Known Use: 1865



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