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kerosene

or

kerosine,

colorless, thin mineral oil whose density is between 0.75 and 0.85 grams per cubic centimeter. A mixture of hydrocarbons, it is commonly obtained in the fractional distillation of petroleum as the portion boiling off between 150°C; and 275°C; (302°F;–527°F;). Kerosene has been recovered from other substances, notably coal (hence another name, coal oil), oil shale, and wood. At one time kerosene was the most important refinery product because of its use in lamps. Now it is most noted for its use as a carrier in insecticide sprays and as a fuel in jet engines.

kerosene

A thin oil distilled from petroleum or oil shale, used alone or in mixtures as a jet engine fuel.

kerosene

, kerosine
1. a liquid mixture consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with boiling points in the range 150?--300?C, used as an aircraft fuel, in domestic heaters, and as a solvent
2. the general name for paraffin as a fuel for jet aircraft
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