ligroin

or lig·ro·ine

[ lig-roh-in ]
/ ˈlɪg roʊ ɪn /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. ligno-,
  2. lignocaine,
  3. lignocellulose,
  4. lignum,
  5. lignum vitae,
  6. ligula,
  7. ligulate,
  8. ligulated,
  9. ligule,
  10. ligure

Origin of ligroin

First recorded in 1880–85; origin obscure

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British Dictionary definitions for ligroin

ligroin

/ (ˈlɪɡrəʊɪn) /

noun

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

origin unknown

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