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.

Nearby words

  1. benzenoid,
  2. benzethonium chloride,
  3. benzi box,
  4. benzidine,
  5. benzimidazole,
  6. benzo-,
  7. benzoate,
  8. benzoate of soda,
  9. benzocaine,
  10. benzodiazepine

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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Medicine definitions for benzine

benzine

[ bĕnzēn′, bĕn-zēn ]

n.

A colorless, flammable, liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained in distilling petroleum, used in cleaning and dyeing and as a motor fuel; naphtha.petroleum benzin
benzene

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