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kerosene

kerosene

noun ker·o·sene \ˈker-ə-ˌsēn, ˌker-ə-ˈ\

: a type of oil that is burned as a fuel

Full Definition of KEROSENE

:  a flammable hydrocarbon oil usually obtained by distillation of petroleum and used as a fuel, solvent, and thinner

Variants of KEROSENE

ker·o·sene also ker·o·sine \ˈker-ə-ˌsēn, ˌker-ə-ˈ\

Origin of KEROSENE

Greek kēros + English -ene (as in camphene)
First Known Use: 1854

kerosene

noun ker·o·sene   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KEROSENE

:  a flammable hydrocarbon oil usually obtained by distillation of petroleum and used for a fuel and as a solvent and thinner (as in insecticide emulsions)

Variants of KEROSENE

ker·o·sene also ker·o·sine \ˈker-ə-ˌsēn, ˌker-ə-ˈ, ˈkar-, ˌkar-\

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