Gasoline



[gas-uh-leen, gas-uh-leen] /ˌgæs əˈlin, ˈgæs əˌlin/

noun
1.
a volatile, flammable liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, obtained from petroleum, and used as fuel for internal-combustion engines, as a solvent, etc.
/ˈɡæsəˌliːn/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) any one of various volatile flammable liquid mixtures of hydrocarbons, mainly hexane, heptane, and octane, obtained from petroleum and used as a solvent and a fuel for internal-combustion engines. Usually petrol also contains additives such as antiknock compounds and corrosion inhibitors Also called (esp in Britain) petrol
n.

1864 (alternative spelling gasolene is from 1865), from gas + -ol (probably here representing Latin oleum “oil”) + chemical suffix -ine (2). Shortened form gas was in common use in U.S. by 1897. Gas station as a fuel filling station for automobiles recorded by 1924.
gasoline
(gās’ə-lēn’)
A highly flammable mixture of liquid hydrocarbons that are derived from petroleum. The hydrocarbons in gasoline contain between five and eight carbon atoms. Gasoline is used as a fuel for internal-combustion engines in automobiles, motorcycles, and small trucks.

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