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English definition of “paraffin”

paraffin

noun [U] (WAX)    /ˈpær.ə.fɪn/ US  /ˈper-/ (also paraffin wax)
a white wax made from petroleum or coal , used especially to make candles Petroleum products especially when used as fuelFuels
(Definition of paraffin noun (WAX) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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