gasoline

noun
gas·​o·​line | \ ˈga-sə-ˌlēn How to pronounce gasoline (audio) , 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 How to pronounce gasoline (audio) , -​ˈli-​ \ adjective

Examples of gasoline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like so many other things in the economy, the financial repercussions of COVID-19 have had an outsized effect on the supplies, demand and costs of gasoline and oil. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 July 2021 Oil prices collapsed amid the coronavirus pandemic as demand for jet fuel and gasoline dropped amid lockdowns across the globe, briefly seeing oil futures trade in the negatives. Jon Gambrell, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 July 2021 Oil prices collapsed amid the coronavirus pandemic as demand for jet fuel and gasoline dropped amid lockdowns across the globe, briefly seeing oil futures trade in the negatives. Jon Gambrell, Star Tribune, 18 July 2021 Durban stores that weren’t ransacked have rationed food, gasoline and other supplies to stretch out stock after the distribution of goods was disrupted by truck burnings and highway closings. NBC News, 16 July 2021 Both benchmarks were also down Wednesday, after Energy Information Administration data showed an unexpected increase in stocks of gasoline and other refined products, according to ING analyst Warren Patterson. David Hodari, WSJ, 15 July 2021 Charging points will be installed every 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) on major highways, and the minimum tax rate for gasoline and diesel fuel will be hiked. Charles Riley, CNN, 14 July 2021 And so gasoline and crude oil have been continuing to increase. Bianca Ramsey, cleveland, 14 July 2021 The White House blamed a Russian ransomware group, called DarkSide, for the attack on Colonial Pipeline that halted gasoline and jet fuel deliveries up the East Coast this spring. New York Times, 9 July 2021

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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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Time Traveler for gasoline

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The first known use of gasoline was in 1865

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22 Jul 2021

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“Gasoline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gasoline. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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gasoline

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gasoline

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

gasoline

noun
gas·​o·​line | \ ˈga-sə-ˌlēn How to pronounce gasoline (audio) , 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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