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paraffin British & World English

A flammable, whitish, translucent, waxy solid consisting of a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons, obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale and used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing compounds

paraffin wax in paraffin British & World English

A flammable, whitish, translucent, waxy solid consisting of a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons, obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale and used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing compounds

liquid paraffin British & World English

A colourless, odourless oily liquid consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, used as a laxative

paraffin oil in paraffin British & World English

A colourless, flammable, oily liquid similarly obtained and used as fuel, especially kerosene