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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: octo 'eight'; because it has eight carbon atoms

octane

noun
     
Related topics: Gas, Coal, Oil, Motor Vehicles
oc‧tane [uncountable]
TTCTPG a type of hydrocarbon that is in fuel and is used as a measure of its quality:
low octane petrol
high octane fuel

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