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benzine

[ben-zeen, ben-zeen]
noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples of 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

    Edgar Saltus

  • 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.

  • Explain the proper procedure for removing a grease spot with benzine.

    Physics

    Willis Eugene Tower


British Dictionary definitions for benzine

benzine

benzin (ˈbɛnzɪn)

noun
  1. a volatile mixture of the lighter aliphatic hydrocarbon constituents of petroleumSee ligroin, petroleum ether
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for benzine

n.

see benzene.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

benzine in Medicine

benzine

(bĕnzēn′, bĕn-zēn)
n.
  1. A colorless, flammable, liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained in distilling petroleum, used in cleaning and dyeing and as a motor fuel; naphtha.petroleum benzin
  2. benzene
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