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benzine

Syllabification: ben·zine
Pronunciation: /ˈbenˌzēn
 
, benˈzēn
 
/
(also benzin /ˈbenzin/)

Definition of benzine in English:

noun

A mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum.
Example sentences
  • He also tried to make use of the by-products of oil, selling benzine, paraffin, and petroleum jelly, and at one point drawing up plans to convert sulfuric acid into fertilizer.
  • This finding suggests that these functional domains may be particularly sensitive to exposure to solvents such as toluene, xylene, and benzine.
  • A slick of toxic benzine floats into the city, confirming that the river, the city's main supply of water, is dangerously polluted.

Origin

mid 19th century (denoting benzene): from benzoin + -ine4.

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