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kerosene

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈkerəsiːn/ US ( UK paraffin)
oil used for heating and in lamps (= equipment that produces light) Petroleum products especially when used as fuelFuels
Translations of “kerosene”
in Korean 등유…
in Arabic بارافين, كاز…
in French kérosène…
in Turkish gaz, gaz yağı…
in Italian paraffina…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指用於加熱器或油燈的)煤油,火油…
in Russian керосин…
in Polish nafta…
in Spanish queroseno, querosén…
in Portuguese querosene…
in German das Kerosin…
in Catalan querosè…
in Japanese 灯油…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指用于加热器或油灯的)煤油,火油…
(Definition of kerosene from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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