Definition of Paraffin oil

1. Noun. (British usage) kerosine.

Exact synonyms: Paraffin
Generic synonyms: Coal Oil, Kerosene, Kerosine, Lamp Oil



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paraffin Oil

paraelectricity
paraenesis
paraenetical
paraesophageal hernia
paraesophageal hiatal hernia
paraesthesia
paraesthesias
paraexciton
paraexcitons
parafermion
parafermionic
parafermions
paraffin cancer
paraffin embedding
paraffin oil (current term)
paraffin scale
paraffin tumour
paraffin wax
paraffined
paraffines
paraffinic
paraffining
paraffinoma
paraffins
paraffle
paraffles
paraflagella
paraflagellate

Literary usage of Paraffin oil

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1885)
"... FRSE The paraffin oils employed in the investigation were crude paraffin oil, being the oil obtained direct from the destructive distillation of ..."

2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"Manufacture of paraffin oil and Paraffin—Although the application of oily products of destructive distillation for lighting, lubricating and other purposes ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1893)
"the amount of the paraffin oil but also the gravity, since paraffin oil of gravity 0.875 is a very different product from that of 0.921 gravity, ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1876)
"SOME interest has been manifested during the past year in the use of paraffin oil as a probable means of producing a permanent base for ointments, ..."

5. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1908)
"A paraffin oil examined by the author gave a refractometer reading at 40° of ... The use of a paraffin oil is regarded as an adulteration as it is inert and ..."

6. The Examination of Hydrocarbon Oils and of Saponifiable Fats and Waxes by David Holde (1922)
"The amount of paraffin oil is obtained by difference. (I) Amount of Oil Transparent paraffin is preferred as it is supposed that it contains less oil than ..."

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