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English[]

Alternative spellings[]

gasolene (archaic in America, but not in Jamaica)

Etymology[]

gas + ol(e) + chemical suffix -ine

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Gasoline

Plural
-

Gasoline (-)

  1. (uncountable) Template: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.

Usage notes[]

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

Synonyms[]

  • gas (North America)
  • petrol (UK, Australia)

Derived terms[]

  • gas (North America)

Translations[]


Italian[]

Noun[]

gasoline f.

  1. Plural form of gasolina.

Anagrams[]

  • aegilnos, lisogena

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