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Definition 1: from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for paraffin in the sense of this definition

(paraffin is a kind of ...) any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water

Definition 2: (British usage) kerosine - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for paraffin in the sense of this definition

(paraffin is a kind of ...) a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters

Definition 3: a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2) - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for paraffin in the sense of this definition

(paraffin is a kind of ...) organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative

(... is a kind of paraffin ) occurs in natural gas; used in the manufacture of rubber and fuels

(... is a kind of paraffin ) a compound derived from ammonia by replacing hydrogen atoms by univalent hydrocarbon radicals

(... is a kind of paraffin ) a colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel

(... is a kind of paraffin ) a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings

(... is a kind of paraffin ) a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent

(... is a kind of paraffin ) a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel

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