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
Bello may have doused himself with an accelerant like gasoline and tried to set himself on fire before shooting himself, officials said.
The investigation started Sullivan after a 911 call in April 2015 from his parents who said their son was pouring gasoline over their religious items.
City documents did not state how many gasoline pumps will be installed at the station.
Natural gas was close to flat at $2.89 per 1,000 cubic feet, heating oil fell 2 cents to $1.40 per gallon and wholesale gasoline lost 2 cents to $1.43 per gallon.
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Toyota completely redesigned the regular Prius hybrid model for 2016, bringing the fourth generation of the trendsetting gasoline-electric vehicle.
Wholesale gasoline held steady at $1.49 per gallon.
Now, self-service gasoline stations are the rule, except in Oregon and New Jersey.
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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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