benzine

noun
ben·​zine | \ ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce benzine (audio) , ben-ˈzēn \

Definition of benzine

: any of various volatile flammable petroleum distillates used especially as solvents or as motor fuels

Examples of benzine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Accordingly, his lieutenants doused his body in benzine, lighted it on fire and buried it in a nearby shell crater. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "Scientists say Hitler died in WWII. Tell that to ‘Adolf Schuttelmayor’ and the Nazi moon base.," 20 May 2018 An earlier version of the headline on this article incorrectly spelled the chemical as benzine. Alexandra Berzon, WSJ, "Valero Houston Plant Underestimated Harvey Benzene Leak," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of benzine

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for benzine

German Benzin, from benz-

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“Benzine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/benzine. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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benzine

noun
ben·​zine | \ ˈben-ˌzēn How to pronounce benzine (audio) , ben-ˈ How to pronounce benzine (audio) \

Medical Definition of benzine

: any of various volatile flammable petroleum distillates used especially as solvents or as motor fuels

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