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Definitions for gasoline
ˌgæs əˈlin, ˈgæs əˌlingaso·line

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gasoline, gasolene, gas, petrolnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. gasolinenoun

    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. gasolinenoun

    A certain kind of gasoline.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Gasoline

    Gasoline (US, CA; ) or petrol (UK, AU, IN; ) (see § Etymology) is a transparent, petroleum-derived flammable liquid that is used primarily as a fuel in most spark-ignited internal combustion engines (also known as petrol engines). It consists mostly of organic compounds obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum, enhanced with a variety of additives. On average, U.S. refineries produce, from a barrel of crude oil, about 19 to 20 gallons of gasoline; 11 to 13 gallons of distillate fuel (most of which is sold as diesel fuel); and 3 to 4 gallons of jet fuel. The product ratio depends on the processing in an oil refinery and the crude oil assay. A barrel of oil is defined as holding 42 US gallons, which is about 159 liters or 35 imperial gallons. The characteristic of a particular gasoline blend to resist igniting too early (which causes knocking and reduces efficiency in reciprocating engines) is measured by its octane rating, which is produced in several grades. Tetraethyl lead and other lead compounds, once widely used to increase octane ratings, are no longer used except in aviation, off-road and auto-racing applications. Other chemicals are frequently added to gasoline to improve chemical stability and performance characteristics, control corrosiveness, and provide fuel system cleaning. Gasoline may contain oxygen-containing chemicals such as ethanol, MTBE, or ETBE to improve combustion. Gasoline can enter the environment (uncombusted), both as liquid and as vapor, from leakage and handling during production, transport, and delivery (e.g., from storage tanks, from spills, etc.). As an example of efforts to control such leakage, many underground storage tanks are required to have extensive measures in place to detect and prevent such leaks. Gasoline contains known carcinogens. Burning one liter (0.26 U.S. gal) of gasoline emits about 2.3 kilograms (5.1 lb) of CO2, a greenhouse gas, contributing to human-caused climate change.

ChatGPT

  1. gasoline

    Gasoline, also known as petrol, is a transparent, liquid petroleum-derived fuel mainly used to power internal combustion engines. It is made from crude oil through a refining process where impurities are removed and additives are mixed to improve its efficiency. Gasoline is highly flammable and it is primarily used in cars, motorcycles, light trucks, and boats. It can also be used as a solvent for various substances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gasolinenoun

    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

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gasoline in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gasoline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of gasoline in a Sentence

  1. Matt Smith:

    Gasoline is the star of the show today, ongoing strength in demand has yielded a large draw to gasoline inventories despite a rebound in refinery runs.

  2. Peter Boockvar:

    The Fed just continues to pour more gasoline on that fire.

  3. Ricardo Dornelles:

    There is no discussion at the moment in the ministry regarding a possible increase of the tax on gasoline, the sugar sector presented a request to elevate the tax in their first meeting with the new minister, some weeks ago, but the president himself said this is not a priority.

  4. The Paris-based agency:

    Recent data show that the use of personal cars rose above pre-Covid levels in many locations, with provisional data for the US pointing to very strong gasoline in September and October.

  5. Baja California:

    We are taking preventive measures, rations, gasoline, all supplies are guaranteed. There is no need for panic buying.

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