[ker-uh-seen, kar-, ker-uh-seen, kar-] /ˈkɛr əˌsin, ˈkær-, ˌkɛr əˈsin, ˌkær-/
a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained by distilling petroleum, bituminous shale, or the like, and widely used as a fuel, cleaning solvent, etc.
using or fueled by kerosene:
a kerosene lamp.
Also called paraffin. a liquid mixture consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with boiling points in the range 150°–300°C, used as an aircraft fuel, in domestic heaters, and as a solvent
the general name for paraffin as a fuel for jet aircraft
1852, coined irregularly by Canadian geologist Abraham Gesner (1797-1864), who discovered how to distill it c.1846, from Greek keros “wax” + chemical suffix -ene. So called because it contains paraffin (hence the British English name, paraffin oil).
A thin, light-colored oil that is a mixture of hydrocarbons derived from petroleum. The hydrocarbons in kerosene contain between 11 and 12 carbon atoms. Kerosene is used as a fuel in lamps, home heaters and furnaces, and jet engines.
[ker-oo-ak] /ˈkɛr uˌæk/ noun 1. Jack (Jean-Louis Lefris de Kérouac) 1922–69, U.S. novelist. /ˈkɛrʊˌæk/ noun 1. Jack, real name Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac. 1922–69, US novelist and poet of the Beat Generation. His works include On the Road (1957) and Big Sur (1962)
[ker-pluhngk] /kərˈplʌŋk/ adverb 1. with or as if with a sudden muffled thud: The huge stone hit the water kerplunk. Related Terms go kerplunk
[kur or for 2, 4, kahr] /kɜr or for 2, 4, kɑr/ noun 1. Clark, 1911–2003, U.S. educator: president of the University of California 1958–67. 2. Michael Crawford, 1827–76, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1875–76. 3. Walter F. 1913–96, U.S. drama critic and author. 4. a male given name. /kɜː/ noun 1. Sir John […]
[kahr, kur] /kɑr, kɜr/ noun, Physics. 1. a transparent cell filled with a fluid, usually nitrobenzene, and containing two electrodes placed between two polarizing light filters, suitable for demonstrating the and often used as a high-speed camera shutter.