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ligroin

or lig·ro·ine

[ lig-roh-in ]

noun

  1. a flammable mixture of hydrocarbons that boils at from 20°C to 135°C, obtained from petroleum by distillation and used as a solvent.


ligroin

/ ˈlɪɡrəʊɪn /

noun

  1. 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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ligroin1

First recorded in 1880–85; origin obscure
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ligroin1

origin unknown

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