HyperDic: paraffin

English > 3 senses of the word paraffin:
NOUNsubstanceparaffin, paraffin waxfrom crude petroleum
substanceparaffin, methane series, alkane series, alkane, paraffin seriesa series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
substanceparaffin, paraffin oil(British usage) kerosine
paraffin > pronunciation
Soundspeh'rahfahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > paraffin: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningFrom crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings.
Synonymparaffin wax
BroaderwaxAny of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin
Spanishparafina
Catalanparafina
English > paraffin: 3 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2).
Synonymsmethane series, alkane series, alkane, paraffin series
Narroweramine, aminoalkaneA compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals
butaneOccurs in natural gas
ethane, C2H6A colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel
heptaneA colorless volatile highly flammable liquid / liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings
hexaneA colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent
methaneA colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
Broaderaliphatic compoundorganic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
Spanishalcano, alcanos, parafina, parafinas
Catalanalcà, alcano, parafina
English > paraffin: 3 senses > noun 3, substance
Meaning(British usage) kerosine.
Synonymparaffin oil
Broaderkerosene, kerosine, lamp oil, coal oilA flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
Spanishaceite de parafina
Catalanoli de parafina

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