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par·af·fin

 (păr′ə-fĭn)
n.
1. A waxy white or colorless solid hydrocarbon mixture used to make candles, wax paper, lubricants, and sealing materials. Also called paraffin wax.
2. Chemistry A member of the alkane series.
3. Chiefly British Kerosene.
tr.v. par·af·fined, par·af·fin·ing, par·af·fins
To saturate, impregnate, or coat with paraffin.

[German : Latin parum, little, not very; see pau- in Indo-European roots + Latin affīnis, associated with (from its lack of affinity with other materials); see affined.]

par′af·fin′ic adj.

paraffin

(ˈpærəfɪn) or less commonly

paraffine

n
1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: paraffin oil or kerosene (esp US and Canadian)a liquid mixture consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with boiling points in the range 150°–300°C, used as an aircraft fuel, in domestic heaters, and as a solvent
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for alkane
3. (Elements & Compounds) See paraffin wax
4. (Elements & Compounds) See liquid paraffin
vb (tr)
(Elements & Compounds) to treat with paraffin or paraffin wax
[C19: from German, from Latin parum too little + affinis adjacent; so called from its chemical inertia]

par•af•fin

(ˈpær ə fɪn)

n.
1. a white or colorless, tasteless, odorless, waxy, solid mixture of alkanes, used esp. in candles and sealing materials.
2. alkane.
3. Also called par′affin oil`. Brit. kerosene.
v.t.
4. to cover or impregnate with paraffin.
[1830–40; < German < Latin par(um) barely + aff(īnis) connected + German -in -in1; so called from its slight affinity for other substances; see affinity]

par·af·fin

(păr′ə-fĭn)
A waxy, white or colorless solid mixture made from petroleum and used to make candles, wax paper, lubricants, and waterproof coatings.

paraffin

kerosene
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paraffin - from crude petroleumparaffin - from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings
wax - any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
2.paraffin - a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
aliphatic compound - organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
butane - occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels
amine, aminoalkane - a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals
C2H6, ethane - a colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel
heptane - a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings
hexane - a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent
methane - a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
3.paraffin - (British usage) kerosine
coal oil, kerosene, kerosine, lamp oil - a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
Translations
بَارَافِيـنبرافين: زيْت إنارَه
parafínpetrolej
petroleum
alkaan
alkaaniparafiini
parafin
petróleum
paraffín, steinolía
パラフィン
등유
parafinas
parafīnspetroleja
parafin
fotogen
พาราฟิน
gaz yağıparafin
dầu hỏa

paraffin

[ˈpærəfɪn]
A. N (Brit) (also paraffin oil) → petróleo m (de alumbrado), queroseno m; (= wax) → parafina f
B. CPD paraffin heater Nestufa f de parafina
paraffin lamp Nquinqué m
paraffin wax Nparafina f

paraffin

[ˈpærəfɪn] n
(British) (also paraffin oil) → pétrole (lampant)
(also paraffin wax) → paraffine f
liquid paraffin → huile f de paraffineparaffin heater n (British)poêle m à mazoutparaffin lamp n (British)lampe f à pétrole

paraffin

n (Brit: = oil, US: = wax) → Paraffin nt

paraffin

:
paraffin lamp
paraffin oil
n (Brit) → Paraffinöl nt
paraffin stove
n (Brit) → Paraffinofen m
paraffin wax
nParaffin nt

paraffin

[ˈpærəfɪn] par£af£fin oil [ˈpærəfɪnˈɔɪl] (Am) ncherosene m
liquid paraffin → olio di paraffina

paraffin

(ˈparəfin) noun
(American kerosene) a kind of oil which is used as a fuel. This heater burns paraffin; (also adjective) a paraffin lamp.

paraffin

بَارَافِيـن parafín petroleum Paraffin παραφίνη parafina parafiini paraffine parafin paraffina パラフィン 등유 paraffine parafin parafina parafina керосин fotogen พาราฟิน parafin dầu hỏa 石蜡

par·af·fin

n. parafina.