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paraffin

noun [U] uk   /ˈpær.ə.fɪn/ us    /ˈper-/

paraffin noun [U] (LIQUID)

UK ( US kerosene) a clear liquid with a strong smell made from coal or petroleum and used as a fuel, especially in heaters and lights

paraffin noun [U] (WAX)

( also paraffin wax) a white wax made from petroleum or coal, used especially to make candles
Translations of “paraffin”
in Korean 파라핀…
in Arabic بارافين, كاز…
in French (à) pétrole…
in Turkish gaz yağı, parafin…
in Italian cherosene…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體, 煤油…
in Russian парафин…
in Polish nafta…
in Spanish queroseno (aceite), parafina (cera)…
in Portuguese querosene…
in German das Paraffin, Paraffin-……
in Catalan querosè…
in Japanese パラフィン, 灯油…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 煤油…
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