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a combining form representing naphtha, or naphthalene, in compound words:


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  • Naphtha

    [naf-thuh, nap-] /ˈnæf θə, ˈnæp-/ noun 1. a colorless, volatile distillate, usually an intermediate product between gasoline and benzine, used as a solvent, fuel, etc. Compare . 2. any of various similar liquids distilled from other products. 3. . /ˈnæfθə; ˈnæp-/ noun 1. a distillation product from coal tar boiling in the approximate range 80–170°C […]

  • Naphthacene

    [naf-thuh-seen, nap-] /ˈnæf θəˌsin, ˈnæp-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. an explosive solid compound, C 1 8 H 1 2 , derived from anthracene and coal tar: used for detonating high explosives, as TNT.

  • Naphthalene

    [naf-thuh-leen, nap-] /ˈnæf θəˌlin, ˈnæp-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble hydrocarbon, C 1 0 H 8 , usually obtained from coal tar: used in making dyes, as a moth repellant, etc. /ˈnæfθəˌliːn; ˈnæp-/ noun 1. a white crystalline volatile solid with a characteristic penetrating odour: an aromatic hydrocarbon used in mothballs and in […]

  • Naphthalize

    [naf-thuh-lahyz, nap-] /ˈnæf θəˌlaɪz, ˈnæp-/ verb (used with object), naphthalized, naphthalizing. 1. to mix or saturate with naphtha.

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