liquid fire

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noun

flaming petroleum or the like, as employed against an enemy in warfare.

Nearby words

  1. liquid air,
  2. liquid asset,
  3. liquid compass,
  4. liquid crystal,
  5. liquid ecstasy,
  6. liquid gold,
  7. liquid measure,
  8. liquid oxygen,
  9. liquid paraffin,
  10. liquid petrolatum

Origin of liquid fire

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for liquid fire

liquid fire

noun

inflammable petroleum or other liquid used as a weapon of war in flamethrowers, etc
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