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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: keros 'wax' + English -ene 'chemical compound'

kerosene

noun
     
Related topics: Power
ker‧o‧sene , kerosine [uncountable] especially American English, Australian English
TP a clear oil that is burnt to provide heat or light [= paraffin British English]
a kerosene lamp

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