[ lig-roh-in ]
/ ˈlɪg roʊ ɪn /
a flammable mixture of hydrocarbons that boils at from 20°C to 135°C, obtained from petroleum by distillation and used as a solvent.
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Origin of ligroin
First recorded in 1880–85; origin obscure
Words nearby ligroin
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British Dictionary definitions for ligroin
/ (ˈlɪɡrəʊɪn) /
a volatile fraction of petroleum containing aliphatic hydrocarbons of the paraffin series. It has an approximate boiling point range of 70°–130°C and is used as a solvent
Word Origin for ligroin
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