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benzine

[ben-zeen, ben-zeen]
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noun
  1. a colorless, volatile, flammable, liquid mixture of various hydrocarbons, obtained in the distillation of petroleum, and used in cleaning, dyeing, etc.
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Also ben·zin [ben-zin] /ˈbɛn zɪn/.

Origin of benzine

First recorded in 1850–55; benz- + -ine2
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Examples from the Web for benzin

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • 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

    Sewell Ford

  • For this reason the compound was named “benzin” by Mitscherlich, which name was changed into “benzol” by Liebig.

    Coal

    Raphael Meldola

  • It dissolves in 20 parts of boiling alcohol, in 100 parts of cold alcohol and in twice its weight of benzin.


British Dictionary definitions for benzin

benzine

benzin (ˈbɛnzɪn)

noun
  1. a volatile mixture of the lighter aliphatic hydrocarbon constituents of petroleumSee ligroin, petroleum ether
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Word Origin and History for benzin

benzine

n.

see benzene.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

benzin in Medicine

benzine

(bĕnzēn′, bĕn-zēn)
n.
  1. A colorless, flammable, liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained in distilling petroleum, used in cleaning and dyeing and as a motor fuel; naphtha.petroleum benzin
  2. benzene