[ ben-zeen, ben-zeen ]
/ ˈbɛn zin, bɛnˈzin /
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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/.
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How to use benzine in a sentence
The stains it may make readily disappear on immersion in kerosene or benzin.Merck's 1899 Manual|Merck & Co.
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.
It is soluble in alcohol, ether and chloroform, slightly soluble in sulphuret of carbon, insoluble in turpentine or benzin.
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
British Dictionary definitions for benzine
/ (ˈbɛnziːn, bɛnˈziːn) /
a volatile mixture of the lighter aliphatic hydrocarbon constituents of petroleumSee ligroin, petroleum ether
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