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English definition of “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 lightsPetroleum products especially when used as fuelFuels

paraffin noun [U] (WAX)

(also paraffin wax) a white wax made from petroleum or coal, used especially to make candlesPetroleum products especially when used as fuelFuels
(Definition of paraffin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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