kerosene


ker·o·sene

noun \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

ker·o·sene

noun    (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-\

kerosene

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Organic compound, a clear, oily, highly flammable liquid with a strong odour, distilled from petroleum (10–25% of total volume). It is a mixture of about 10 different types of fairly simple hydrocarbons, depending on its source. It is less volatile than gasoline, boiling at 285–610 °F (140–320 °C). It is burned in lamps, heaters, and furnaces and is used as a fuel or fuel component for diesel and tractor engines, jet engines, and rockets and as a solvent for greases and insecticides.

Variants of KEROSENE

kerosene or kerosine

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