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canned heat

fuel packaged to be used in small cans for heating, as with chafing dishes or in portable stoves.
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An Americanism dating back to 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • canned heat is alcohol combined with other substances into a cake about the consistency of hard soap.

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