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ker·o·sene

also ker·o·sine  (kĕr′ə-sēn′, kăr′-, kĕr′ə-sēn′, kăr′-)
n.
A thin oil distilled from petroleum or shale oil, used as a fuel for heating and cooking, in lamps, and as a denaturant for alcohol. Also called coal oil.

[Greek kēros, wax + -ene.]
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kerosene

(ˈkɛrəˌsiːn) or

kerosine

n
1. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: paraffin 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. (Aeronautics) the general name for paraffin as a fuel for jet aircraft
[C19: from Greek kēros wax + -ene]
Usage: The spelling kerosine is now the preferred form in technical and industrial usage
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ker•o•sene

or ker•o•sine

(ˈkɛr əˌsin, ˈkær-, ˌkɛr əˈsin, ˌkær-)

n.
a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained by distilling petroleum, bituminous shale, or the like and widely used as a fuel and cleaning solvent.
[1852; irreg. < Greek kērós wax + -ene; formerly a trademark]
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ker·o·sene

(kĕr′ə-sēn′)
A thin, light-colored oil that is obtained from petroleum and used mainly as a fuel in lamps, home heaters and furnaces, and jet engines.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kerosene - a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaterskerosene - a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
paraffin oil, paraffin - (British usage) kerosine
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Translations
بَارَافِيـنكِيروسِيـنكيروسين: زيت إنارَه
petrolejparafín
petroleum
lambiõlipetrooleum
kerosiiniparafiiniPetroleumpetroli
मिट्टी का तेल
kerozinparafin
kerozin
steinolía
パラフィン灯油
등유
žibalasžibalinis
petrolejapetrolejas-
kerozin
fotogen
น้ำมันก๊าดพาราฟิน
dầu hỏadầu lửa

kerosene

[ˈkerəsiːn]
A. Nkeroseno m, queroseno m, querosén m (LAm)
B. CPD kerosene lamp Nlámpara f de petróleo
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kerosene

[ˈkɛrəsiːn] nkérosène m
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kerosene

nKerosin nt
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kerosene

kerosine [ˈkɛrəsiːn] n (esp Am) → cherosene m
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kerosene

(ˈkerəsiːn) noun
paraffin oil, obtained from petroleum or from coal. The jet plane refuelled with kerosene; (also adjective) a kerosene lamp/stove.
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kerosene

بَارَافِيـن, كِيروسِيـن parafín, petrolej petroleum Kerosin, Paraffin κηροζίνη, παραφίνη parafina, queroseno kerosiini, parafiini kérosène, paraffine kerozin, parafin cherosene, paraffina パラフィン, 灯油 등유 paraffine, petroleum parafin nafta, parafina parafina, querosene керосин fotogen น้ำมันก๊าด, พาราฟิน gazyağı, parafin dầu hỏa, dầu lửa 煤油, 石蜡
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False Pass Fuel Company operates six tanks with a combined holding capacity of 210,000 gallons of diesel, stove oil, and gasoline.
Distillate and tractor fuel produced from crude oil are similar to kerosene, and like kerosene and stove oil, distillate/tractor fuel requires air preheat and ongoing manifold heat to vaporize properly for spark-ignited engine combustion.