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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.
References in classic literature ?
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Mr Bell's comments come after an investigation by BBC 5 Live Investigates and Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, which was broadcast last night on BBC One, found only seven of 38 products containing paraffin that are licensed in the UK carry warnings on their packaging.
Bell's comments come after a BBC investigation found only seven of 38 products containing paraffin that are licensed in the UK carry warnings on their packaging.
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