paraffinic

[ par-uh-fin-ik ]
/ ˌpær əˈfɪn ɪk /

adjective

of, noting, or characteristic of paraffin wax or a paraffin hydrocarbon.

Nearby words

  1. paraesthetic,
  2. paraffin,
  3. paraffin series,
  4. paraffin wax,
  5. paraffine,
  6. paraffinize,
  7. paraffinoid,
  8. paraffinoma,
  9. parafoil,
  10. parafollicular cell

Origin of paraffinic

First recorded in 1890–95; paraffin + -ic

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