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paraffin

Pronunciation: /ˈpærəfən; ˈpærəfɪn/

Translation of paraffin in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1paraffin (wax) parafina (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Most candles contain paraffin, a petroleum-based wax that produces black soot when burned.
    • This engine, like other hybrids, uses nitrous oxide as liquid oxidizer, but uses paraffin rather than rubber as the engine's solid fuel.
    • For light microscopy, several media such as paraffin, polyethylene glycol and resin, have been used to embed plant tissues.
    1.2paraffin (oil) (British English/inglés británico) queroseno (masculine), kerosene (masculine), parafina (feminine) (Chile) (before noun/delante del nombre) [lamp/stove] de or a queroseno ( or kerosene etc)
    Example sentences
    • Many rural people, and those living in a semi-urban situation, had to find their fuel from coal, paraffin, and especially timber.
    • The four-cylinder engine could develop 30 h.p. using paraffin as fuel, no doubt more on petrol, then not as easily available.
    • As renewable sources of fuel, such as wood become scarce it is important for any society to make the transition to mass-produced fuels such as coal or paraffin, and then later shift to electricity or gas.
    1.3
    (liquid paraffin)
    (British English/inglés británico) parafina (feminine) líquida, aceite (masculine) de parafina

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