Definition of Gasoline

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Gas, Gasolene, Petrol
Substance meronyms: Gasohol
Specialized synonyms: Leaded Gasoline, Leaded Petrol, Napalm, Unleaded Gasoline, Unleaded Petrol
Generic synonyms: Fuel, Hydrocarbon
Derivative terms: Gasify

Definition of Gasoline

1. n. 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.

Definition of Gasoline

1. Noun. (North America) A flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly used as a motor fuel; petrol. ¹

2. Noun. A certain kind of gasoline. ¹

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Definition of Gasoline

1. a liquid fuel [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gasoline

1. Volative flammable fossil fuel (liquid hydrocarbons) derived from crude petroleum by processes such as distillation reforming, polymerization, etc. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gasoline

gasoline (current term)
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gasoline engine
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gasoline mileage
gasoline pump
gasoline station
gasoline tank
gasoline tax

Literary usage of Gasoline

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"The saturation with gasoline of the clothes of the deceased was not an incident to the proper performance of his work, but clearly resulted from an Improper ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Cur gasoline from natural gas. Sei Am S 81:187 Mr IS '16 Gas and oil engines ... II Sei Am S 82:165 S 9 '16 Exhaust gasoline and oil engine exhausts. ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"93, imposing an excise tax on gasoline, were not separable as to domestic and ... 93, requiring an annual license tax from distributors of gasoline and ..."

4. The Economics of Petroleum by Joseph Ezekiel Pogue (1921)
"CHAPTER IX gasoline gasoline cannot be commercially manufactured as a single product, since its production involves the output of at least two other ..."

5. Bulletin by National Electric Light Association (1911)
"We are forwarding to you under separate cover a copy of Scott's Digest, copy of "Dangers of gasoline," published by James A. Stewart, ..."

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