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/.
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How to use benzine in a sentence
The stencil may be given a final cleaning in a dish of benzine or gasoline, which will remove any remaining wax.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
By treating an alcoholic solution of benzine with a little zinc and hydrochloric acid.
As a break-wind a crescent-shaped wall of benzine cases was built several yards to the south.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
In 1880, a cigar-shaped dirigible, equipped with a benzine motor was demonstrated in Leipsic.The Romance of Aircraft | Lawrence Yard Smith
The car was set very close to the envelope or body of the airship, and carried the 40 horse power benzine engine.The Romance of Aircraft | Lawrence Yard Smith
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