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American English: /ˈpɛrəfən/
British English: /ˈparəfɪn/

Translation of paraffin in Spanish:


  • 1paraffin (wax)
    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.
  • 2paraffin (oil) (British English)
    (before noun) (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.
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