Share this entry

Share this page

naphtha

Saltos de línea: naph|tha
Pronunciación: /ˈnafθə
 
/

Definición de naphtha en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun] Chemistry
A flammable oil containing various hydrocarbons, obtained by the dry distillation of organic substances such as coal, shale, or petroleum.
Example sentences
  • Use a good grade of naphtha, isopropyl alcohol, or butyl cellosolve on polycarbonate domes.
  • To avoid having sodium react with oxygen or water vapor in the air, it is usually stored under kerosene, naphtha, or some other organic liquid with which it does not react.
  • The temblor and subsequent aftershocks are believed to have dislodged the cover of the tank, which was filled with 26,000 kiloliters of naphtha - a highly flammable petroleum byproduct.

Origen

late Middle English napte, from Latin naphtha from Greek, of oriental origin; the Latin spelling was introduced in the late 16th century.

Words that rhyme with naphtha

Cather

Definición de naphtha en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día raconteur
Pronunciación: ˌrakɒnˈtəː
noun
a person who tells anecdotes skilfully and amusingly…