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paraffin

  
,   (less commonly)   paraffine  
      n  
1      (Also called)    paraffin oil     (esp. U.S. and Canadian)   kerosene   a liquid mixture consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with boiling points in the range 150°--300°C, used as an aircraft fuel, in domestic heaters, and as a solvent  
2       another name for       alkane  
3       See       paraffin wax  
4       See       liquid paraffin  
      vb   tr  
5    to treat with paraffin or paraffin wax  
     (C19: from German, from Latin parum too little + affinis adjacent; so called from its chemical inertia)  


liquid paraffin  
      n   a colourless almost tasteless oily liquid obtained by petroleum distillation and used as a laxative,   (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    mineral oil  
paraffin wax  
      n   a white insoluble odourless waxlike solid consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with melting points in the range 50°--60°C, used in candles, waterproof paper, and as a sealing agent,   (Also called)    paraffin  
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alkane  
      n  
a    any saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon with the general formula CnH2n+2  
b    (as modifier)  
alkane series        (Also called)    paraffin         


liquid paraffin  
      n   a colourless almost tasteless oily liquid obtained by petroleum distillation and used as a laxative,   (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    mineral oil  
paraffin          ,   (less commonly)   paraffine  
      n  
1      (Also called)    paraffin oil     (esp. U.S. and Canadian)   kerosene   a liquid mixture consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with boiling points in the range 150°--300°C, used as an aircraft fuel, in domestic heaters, and as a solvent  
2       another name for       alkane  
3       See       paraffin wax  
4       See       liquid paraffin  
      vb   tr  
5    to treat with paraffin or paraffin wax  
     (C19: from German, from Latin parum too little + affinis adjacent; so called from its chemical inertia)  
paraffin wax  
      n   a white insoluble odourless waxlike solid consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with melting points in the range 50°--60°C, used in candles, waterproof paper, and as a sealing agent,   (Also called)    paraffin         

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paraffin wax  
      n   a white insoluble odourless waxlike solid consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with melting points in the range 50°--60°C, used in candles, waterproof paper, and as a sealing agent,   (Also called)    paraffin         


liquid paraffin  
      n   a colourless almost tasteless oily liquid obtained by petroleum distillation and used as a laxative,   (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    mineral oil  
paraffin          ,   (less commonly)   paraffine  
      n  
1      (Also called)    paraffin oil     (esp. U.S. and Canadian)   kerosene   a liquid mixture consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with boiling points in the range 150°--300°C, used as an aircraft fuel, in domestic heaters, and as a solvent  
2       another name for       alkane  
3       See       paraffin wax  
4       See       liquid paraffin  
      vb   tr  
5    to treat with paraffin or paraffin wax  
     (C19: from German, from Latin parum too little + affinis adjacent; so called from its chemical inertia)  

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