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kerosene


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kerosene  \Ker"o*sene`\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  wax.] 
  An  oil  used  for  illuminating  purposes,  formerly  obtained  from 
  the  distillation  of  mineral  wax,  bituminous  shale,  etc.,  and 
  hence  called  also  {coal  oil}.  It  is  now  produced  in  immense 
  quantities,  chiefly  by  the  distillation  and  purification  of 
  petroleum.  It  consists  chiefly  of  several  hydrocarbons  of  the 
  methane  series. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kerosene 
  n  :  a  flammable  hydrocarbon  oil  used  as  fuel  in  lamps  and 
  heaters  [syn:  {kerosine}] 




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