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benzine

[ ben-zeen, ben-zeen ]
/ ˈbɛn zin, bɛnˈzin /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for benzine

benzine

benzin (ˈbɛnzɪn)

/ (ˈbɛnziːn, bɛnˈziːn) /

noun
a volatile mixture of the lighter aliphatic hydrocarbon constituents of petroleumSee ligroin, petroleum ether
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