[ ben-zeen, ben-zeen ]
/ ˈbɛn zin, bɛnˈzin /


a colorless, volatile, flammable, liquid mixture of various hydrocarbons, obtained in the distillation of petroleum, and used in cleaning, dyeing, etc.
Also ben·zin [ben-zin] /ˈbɛn zɪn/.

Origin of benzine

First recorded in 1850–55; benz- + -ine2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for benzine


benzin (ˈbɛnzɪn)

/ (ˈbɛnziːn, bɛnˈziːn) /


a volatile mixture of the lighter aliphatic hydrocarbon constituents of petroleumSee ligroin, petroleum ether
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Medical definitions for benzine

[ bĕnzēn′, bĕn-zēn ]


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