naphtha

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noun naph·tha \ˈnaf-thə, ÷ˈnap-\

Definition of naphtha

  1. 1 :  any of various volatile often flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures used chiefly as solvents and diluents

  2. 2 :  petroleum

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Origin and Etymology of naphtha

Latin, from Greek, of Iranian origin; akin to Persian neft naphtha


NAPHTHA Defined for Kids

naphtha

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noun naph·tha \ˈnaf-thə, ˈnap-thə\

Definition of naphtha for Students

  1. :  any of various usually flammable liquids prepared from coal or petroleum and used especially to dissolve substances


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noun naph·tha \ˈnaf-thə, ˈnap-\

Medical Definition of naphtha

  1. :  any of various volatile often flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures used chiefly as solvents and diluents


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