Meaning of PARAFFIN in English

PARAFFIN

transcription, транскрипция: [ pærəfɪn ]

1.

Paraffin is a strong-smelling liquid which is used as a fuel in heaters, lamps, and engines. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, use kerosene )

...a paraffin lamp.

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2.

Paraffin wax, or in American English paraffin , is a white wax obtained from petrol or coal. It is used to make candles and in beauty treatments.

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