Definition of Benzine

1. Noun. A colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds.

Exact synonyms: Benzene, Benzol
Generic synonyms: Aromatic Hydrocarbon
Specialized synonyms: Benzene Formula, Benzene Nucleus, Benzene Ring, Kekule Formula



Definition of Benzine

1. n. A liquid consisting mainly of the lighter and more volatile hydrocarbons of petroleum or kerosene oil, used as a solvent and for cleansing soiled fabrics; -- called also petroleum spirit, petroleum benzine. Varieties or similar products are gasoline, naphtha, rhigolene, ligroin, etc.

Definition of Benzine

1. Noun. benzene ¹

2. Noun. any flammable petroleum distillate used as a solvent or fuel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Benzine

1. a volatile liquid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Benzine

1. A volatile, very inflammable liquid, contained in the naphtha produced by the destructive distillation of coal, from which it is separated by fractional distillation. The name is sometimes applied also to the impure commercial product or benzole, and also, but rarely, to a similar mixed product of petroleum. The Benzene nucleus or Benzene ring, is a closed chain or ring, consisting of six carbon atoms, each with one hydrogen atom attached, regarded as the type from which the aromatic compounds are derived. Structure: C6H6 Origin: From Benzoin. (06 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benzine

benzidin
benzidine
benzidine test
benzidines
benzidins
benzil
benzile
benzilic acid
benzils
benzimidazole
benzimidazoles
benzimidazolium
benzimidazoliums
benzin
benzindamine hydrochloride
benzine (current term)
benzines
benzins
benziodarone
benziodoxol
benziodoxole
benziodoxols
benzisothiazole
benzisothiazoles
benzisothiazolinone
benzisoxazole
benzisoxazoles
benznidazole
benzo
benzo(a)pyrene

Literary usage of Benzine

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"The plaintiffs in error allege that the paint and varnish, in this case, were adulterated by the excessive use of benzine in their manufacture; ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"Faraday discovered benzine in 1825 among the products arising in the manufacture of oil-gas ... benzine is a type of a class of organic bodies that furnish, ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1865)
"In a work on intestinal worms, Professor Hosier has pointed out the poisonous influence exerted upon trichinae by benzine. This substance was formerly ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1865)
"The symptoms of trichinosis were well-marked in this animal. of the administration of benzine in the epidemic just mentioned will soon be published. ..."

5. Materia Medica: Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Prescription Writing for by Walter Arthur Bastedo (1918)
"benzine AND GASOLINE The benzine of the Pharmacopoeia has a specific gravity of ... Commercial benzine has a specific gravity of about 0.746 and commercial ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1886)
"The adoption of benzine instead of rapeseed-oil (previously the best illuminant) has completely ... benzine gives a much clearer, stronger, and more uni- ..."

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