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ligroin

ligroin


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ligroin  \Lig"ro*in\  (l[i^]g"r[-o]*[i^]n),  n. 
  A  trade  name  applied  somewhat  indefinitely  to  some  of  the 
  volatile  products  obtained  in  refining  crude  petroleum.  It  is 
  a  complex  and  variable  mixture  of  several  hydrocarbons, 
  generally  boils  below  170[deg]  Fahr.,  and  is  more  inflammable 
  than  safe  kerosene.  It  is  used  as  a  solvent,  as  a  carburetant 
  for  air  gas,  and  for  illumination  in  special  lamps.