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naphtha
American English: /ˈnæfθə/
British English: /ˈnafθə/

Translation of naphtha in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 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.

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