paraffin

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par·af·fin

noun \ˈpar-ə-fən\

Definition of PARAFFIN

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a : a waxy crystalline flammable substance obtained especially from distillates of wood, coal, petroleum, or shale oil that is a complex mixture of hydrocarbons and is used chiefly in coating and sealing, in candles, in rubber compounding, and in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics b : any of various mixtures of similar hydrocarbons including mixtures that are semisolid or oily
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par·af·fin·ic \ˌpar-ə-ˈfin-ik\ adjective

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