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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

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

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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  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. Gus Faucher:

    After four years of rocky recovery the U.S. economy is now hitting its stride ... and growth should remain good next year, with lower gasoline prices a big plus for consumers.

  2. Stephen Qi Jun:

    You can use a (smart) card at the gas station to buy gasoline, or if you think that the value will increase in the future, you can keep the volume and sell it in the future if prices rise, it's exactly like an investment.

  3. Peter Boockvar:

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

  4. Donald Morton:

    The gasoline and distillates build completely negate the crude draw.

  5. Liz Cooper:

    The feelings from chemotherapy were like having the flu, pneumonia and severe exhaustion all together, it feels like you drink carbonated metallic gasoline – it does not make you feel very well.

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