Origin of naphtha
Examples from the Web for naphtha
Aaron, carrying the naphtha lantern, led the way across the strip of new-plowed soil.Blind Man's Lantern|Allen Kim Lang
It can only be preserved in naphtha, rock oil, or some other fluid hydrocarbon.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
In consequence of its great affinity for oxygen, potassium must be kept in some fluid destitute of that element, such as naphtha.
Naphtha is still found near Hit, 130 miles to the north of Babylon.A Primer of Assyriology|Archibald Henry Sayce
For what are aniline, paraffine, naphtha, and carbolic acid used?Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
British Dictionary definitions for naphtha
Word Origin for naphtha
Word Origin and History for naphtha
inflammable liquid distilled from petroleum, 1570s, from Latin, from Greek naphtha "bitumen," perhaps from Persian neft "pitch," or Aramaic naphta, nephta, but these could as well be from Greek. In Middle English as napte (late 14c.), from Old French napte, but the modern word is a re-introduction.