- a colorless, volatile, flammable, liquid mixture of various hydrocarbons, obtained in the distillation of petroleum, and used in cleaning, dyeing, etc.
Also ben·zin [ben-zin] /ˈbɛn zɪn/.
Origin of benzine
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The stains it may make readily disappear on immersion in kerosene or benzin.Merck's 1899 Manual
Merck & Co.
Benzine (Benzin) is a light-boiling petroleum distillate, lighter than lamp oil, and with a varying boiling-point.The Preservation of Antiquities
Why, just the smell of benzin on a suit you've had out to the cleaners will give 'em the dream, if you throw your chest out right.Torchy
For this reason the compound was named “benzin” by Mitscherlich, which name was changed into “benzol” by Liebig.Coal
It dissolves in 20 parts of boiling alcohol, in 100 parts of cold alcohol and in twice its weight of benzin.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
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Word Origin and History for benzin
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- A colorless, flammable, liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained in distilling petroleum, used in cleaning and dyeing and as a motor fuel; naphtha.petroleum benzin
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