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benzine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benzine  \Ben"zine\,  n.  [From  {Benzoin}.]  (Chem.) 
  1.  A  liquid  consisting  mainly  of  the  lighter  and  more 
  volatile  hydrocarbons  of  petroleum  or  kerosene  oil,  used 
  as  a  solvent  and  for  cleansing  soiled  fabrics;  --  called 
  also  {petroleum  spirit},  {petroleum  benzine}.  Varieties  or 
  similar  products  are  gasoline,  naphtha,  rhigolene, 
  ligroin,  etc 
 
  2.  Same  as  {Benzene}.  [R.] 
 
  Note:  The  hydrocarbons  of  benzine  proper  are  essentially  of 
  the  marsh  gas  series,  while  benzene  proper  is  the 
  typical  hydrocarbon  of  the  aromatic  series. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  benzine 
  n  :  a  colorless  liquid  hydrocarbon;  highly  inflammable; 
  carcinogenic  [syn:  {benzene},  {benzol}] 




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