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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 Arabic بارافين, كاز…
in Korean 파라핀…
in Malaysian minyak tanah…
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 Vietnamese dầu hoả…
in Spanish queroseno (aceite), parafina (cera)…
in Portuguese querosene…
in Thai พาราฟิน…
in German das Paraffin, Paraffin-……
in Catalan querosè…
in Japanese パラフィン, 灯油…
in Indonesian parafin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 煤油…
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