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gasolene (archaic in America, but not in Jamaica)

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gas + ol(e) + chemical suffix -ine

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Gasoline

Plural
usually uncountable; plural Gasolines

Gasoline (usually uncountable; plural Gasolines)
  1. (uncountable) Patrono:North America A flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly used as a motor fuel; petrol.
    So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline? - Robert DeNiro, Backdraft
  2. (countable) A certain kind of gasoline.
    The quality of automobile gasolines varies considerably from one country and producer to another.
    The X refinery produces a wide range of gasolines.

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Gasoline is defined by its combustion properties rather than by chemical composition, which is quite variable.

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  • gas (North America)

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gasoline f.

  1. Plural form of gasolina.

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