naphtha

noun naph·tha \ ˈnaf-thə , nonstandard ˈnap- \

Definition of naphtha

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

noun naph·tha \ ˈnaf-thə , ˈnap-thə \

Definition of naphtha for Students

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

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naphtha

noun naph·tha \ ˈnaf-thə , ˈnap- \

medical Definition of naphtha

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

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