Definition of gasoline
: 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
gasolinicplay \ˌga-sə-ˈlē-nik, -ˈli-\ adjective
Recent Examples of gasoline from the Web
The national police chief said the gunman apparently barged into a room at the 5th floor of the Maxims hotel connected to the mall and casino, laid on the bed, blanketed himself, doused himself with gasoline then set himself on fire.
Last week total U.S. crude exports, gross refinery inputs and demand for gasoline all pushed to records in weekly preliminary data released Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The affidavit gave this brief account of the shooting: Cox and his friends stopped at the 7-Elevent on Walnut Hill to get gasoline.
In other energy trading, wholesale gasoline lost 3 cents to $1.61 a gallon.
By air or car, traveler numbers are expected to rise over last year thanks to a decent economy and stable gasoline prices.
On the face of things, the agreement worked: Prices picked up, and along with them the cost of gasoline and consumer goods in developed countries.
Mexico has also developed into an eager importer of gasoline and natural gas from the U.S., in particular from Texas.
According to a report published last year by the consulting firm Wood Mackenzie, electric cars are likely to reduce gasoline demand in the U.S. by 5%—and possibly by as much as 20%—by 2035.
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Origin and Etymology of gasoline
1gas + 2-ol + 2-ine or -ene
First Known Use: 1865See Words from the same year
GASOLINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gasoline for English Language Learners
: a liquid made from petroleum and used especially as a fuel for engines
GASOLINE Defined for Kids
Definition of gasoline for Students
: a flammable liquid made especially from natural gas found in the earth and from petroleum and used mostly as an automobile fuel
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