- 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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Examples from the Web for benzine
Sugar was employed to obtain the spirit which had to take the place of benzine.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
Therewith were white gloves which she had got at the basilica and which as yet were free from benzine.The Paliser case
Try to mix oil and water, benzine and water, oil and benzine.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study
Ontario Ministry of Education
You are here in a busy place, and I see by the sign that benzine is about as plenty as water.Wild Bill's Last Trail
Explain the proper procedure for removing a grease spot with benzine.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
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Word Origin and History for benzine
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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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