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also ker·o·sine  (kĕr′ə-sēn′, kăr′-, kĕr′ə-sēn′, kăr′-)
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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kerosine - a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaterskerosine - 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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He added, "The refinery will offer a variety of products including kerosine, Naphtha, Liquified Petroleum Gas, Sulfur, Diesel and Calk."
The don stated that anything that gives aerosol such as smoke from kerosine stove, dust mites, strong smells, and fryings can cause trouble for asthmatics.
'The government has decided to reduce the petrol price by Rs 2 per litter, diesel by Rs 2 per litter, kerosine oil by Rs 3 per litter and light diesel oil by Rs 5 per litter', Minister for Finance Asad Umar said here Friday.
Until four months ago, Teeka and her family used kerosine tin lamp(koromboi) for lighting at night.
In the last eight weeks, she said gasoline prices has gone up by P4.05 per liter, diesel by P4.40 per liter, and kerosine by P3.70 per liter.
The items with no change in their average prices during the week under review included bread plain, beef, mutton, milk (fresh) curd, milk (powdered), tea, cooked daal, tea prepared, cigarettes, shirting, lawn, georgette, gents sandal, gents chappal, ladies sandal, electricity charges, gas charges, kerosine oil, electric bulb, washing soap, match box, petrol, hi-sped diesel, telephone local call and bath soap.
He said the poorest segments of the society has been severely affected by the price increase of Kerosine.
It produces naphtha, kerosine, diesel, LPG and fuel oil.
The Lavan Blend introduced in November 1993 is produced by the offshore oilfields of Salman, Resalat and Reshadat; it yields 20% of gasoline, 18% of kerosine, 17% of gasoil and 20% of fuel oil.
Saima Bibi approached police to secure release of her husband but failed following which she sprinkled kerosine oil on her body and set herself on fire.
This increased power generation and LPG utilisation in the country, which reduced fire-wood and kerosine consumption, there-by contributing to a cleaner environment.