Definitions for gasolineˌgæs əˈlin, ˈgæs əˌlin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gas•o•lineˌgæs əˈlin, ˈgæs əˌlin(n.)

  1. a volatile, flammable liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum and used chiefly as fuel for internal-combustion engines.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of gasoline:

1860–65

gas`o•lin′ic-ˈli nɪk, -ˈlɪn ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gasoline, gasolene, gas, petrol(noun)

    a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gasoline(noun)ˌgæs əˈlin, ˈgæs əˌlin

    gas used in vehicles

Wiktionary

  1. gasoline(Noun)

    A flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly used as a motor fuel; petrol.

    So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline? - 1991, Robert DeNiro (actor), Backdraft

  2. gasoline(Noun)

    A certain kind of gasoline.

  3. Origin: gas + -ol + chemical suffix -ine

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gasoline(noun)

    a highly volatile mixture of fluid hydrocarbons, obtained from petroleum, as also by the distillation of bituminous coal. It is used in making air gas, and in giving illuminating power to water gas. See Carburetor

Freebase

  1. Gasoline

    Gasoline, or petrol, is a transparent, petroleum-derived oil that is used primarily as a fuel in internal combustion engines. It consists mostly of organic compounds obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum, enhanced with a variety of additives. Some gasolines also contain ethanol as an alternative fuel. In North America, the term gasoline is often shortened in colloquial usage to gas, while petrol is the common name in the UK, Republic of Ireland and in Commonwealth countries. Under normal ambient conditions, its material state is liquid, unlike liquefied petroleum gas or natural gas.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Gasoline

    Volative flammable fuel (liquid hydrocarbons) derived from crude petroleum by processes such as distillation reforming, polymerization, etc.

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