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kerosene

División en sílabas: ker·o·sene
Pronunciación: /ˈkerəˌsēn
 
, ˌkerəˈsēn
 
/
(also chiefly British kerosine)

Definición de kerosene en inglés:

sustantivo

chiefly North American
A light fuel oil obtained by distilling petroleum, used especially in jet engines and domestic heaters and lamps and as a cleaning solvent.
Example sentences
  • Do not use kerosene or fuel oil emulsions as they can cause undesirable flavors in fish.
  • The refinery is the nation's largest producer of gasoline, kerosene and other refined products.
  • In the land of oil, they have to queue five hours a day to get kerosene or petrol.

Origen

mid 19th century: from Greek kēros 'wax' (because the solid form of paraffin is waxlike) + -ene.

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