gasoline

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

gasolene

Definition of gasoline

  1. :  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

gasolinic

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

Origin and Etymology of gasoline

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


First Known Use: 1865


GASOLINE Defined for English Language Learners

gasoline

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noun gas·o·line \ˈga-sə-ˌlēn, ˌga-sə-ˈ also -zə-\

Definition of gasoline for English Language Learners

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


GASOLINE Defined for Kids

gasoline

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

Definition of gasoline for Students

  1. :  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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