gasoline

noun
gas·o·line | \ˈga-sə-ˌlēn, ˌga-sə-ˈ also -zə-\
variants: or less commonly gasolene

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

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Other Words from gasoline

gasolinic \ˌga-sə-ˈlē-nik, -ˈli- \ adjective

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Crude oil and gasoline prices are on the rise after President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Here are the 10 cheapest gas prices in Indianapolis," 16 May 2018 If a spike in oil prices pushes gasoline prices higher, there will be political repercussions for Trump and his allies — just in time for the summer driving season and then the midterm elections. Ian Bremmer, Time, "How President Trump’s Iran Deal Decision Could Backfire," 8 May 2018 Yet, while studies have shown that the rules have led to less gasoline consumption than might otherwise have been the case, loopholes for light trucks and vehicles that can burn ethanol but rarely do have allowed manufacturers to remain within them. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Fuel Economy Rollback Is a Chance to Do Better," 1 Apr. 2018 Environmental groups, who predict increased greenhouse gas emissions and more gasoline consumption if the standards are relaxed, say the announcement could come Tuesday at a Virginia car dealership. Tom Krisher, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump EPA expected to roll back auto gas mileage standards," 30 Mar. 2018 Environmental groups, who predict increased greenhouse gas emissions and more gasoline consumption if the standards are relaxed, say the announcement could come Tuesday at a Virginia car dealership. Washington Post, "Trump EPA expected to roll back auto gas mileage standards," 30 Mar. 2018 The caller told officials the man had poured gasoline in the home, locked himself and the children inside, before setting the home on fire, according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office. Lavendrick Smith, charlotteobserver, "NC man locked 5 kids inside a mobile home. Then he set it on fire, officials say.," 5 July 2018 The buildings coincide with plans for a Speedway fueling center at the northwest corner of Christina Drive and Route 72, which will include a 4,600-square foot convenience store, a Speedy Cafe, 10 gasoline pumps and four commercial diesel lanes. Erin Sauder, Elgin Courier-News, "East Dundee to get another gun range," 13 July 2018 So far, there is a Niro gasoline-electric hybrid ($24,000-$33,000) and the plug-in version; an EV model is expected, too. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of gasoline

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gasoline

gas entry 1 + -ol entry 2 + -ine entry 2 or -ene

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The first known use of gasoline was in 1865

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gasoline

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gasoline

: a liquid made from petroleum and used especially as a fuel for engines

gasoline

noun
gas·o·line | \ˈga-sə-ˌlēn, ˌga-sə-ˈlēn\

Kids Definition of gasoline

: 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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