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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.
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(Chemistry) chem of, relating to, or containing paraffin
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