Meaning of PARAFFIN in English

PARAFFIN

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an oil/kerosene/paraffin lamp (= lamps that you light with a flame )

The large room was lit by a paraffin lamp on a table.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

lamp

The room was lit by candles, as Rose disliked the smell of his paraffin lamp .

Also we stopped using our little paraffin lamp during the night watch, and used torches instead.

Entering his room, he lit the paraffin lamp on the table by the door and carried it over to the desk.

Their relatives carted away their bicycles and paraffin lamps .

On entering his cabin, I saw that he had arranged a paraffin lamp somewhat precariously upon the side table.

oil

Reek of paraffin oil and creosote Swabbing my lungs doctored me back Laid on a sack in the great-beamed engine-shed.

Place each slide in a container of adequate depth and immerse the slide in liquid paraffin oil .

There was no chimney attached to it; so she guessed it was for paraffin oil .

Boot leathers are usually chrome tanned then impregnated with a mixture of paraffin wax and paraffin oil .

Gas was also laid on to the clubhouse replacing paraffin oil for lighting.

Sections are lapped using paraffin oil as a lubricant.

They are left a few millimetres thick and lapped flat or polished, using a lapping compound with paraffin oil lubricant.

wax

After being grafted, the joints are dipped into paraffin wax for protection.

Boot leathers are usually chrome tanned then impregnated with a mixture of paraffin wax and paraffin oil.

The biopsy specimens were fixed in Carnoy's fixative overnight and embedded in paraffin wax .

Exposed surfaces of glass slides, especially the undersides, should be painted with paraffin wax before placing in the container.

Twelve sections were cut from each formalin fixed paraffin wax embedded block at a thickness of 3 µm.

Biopsy tissues were fixed in buffered formalin and processed routinely through paraffin wax , ensuring optimal orientation at the embedding stage.

The specimens were fixed overnight in neutral buffered 10% formalin and embedded in paraffin wax .

Leiden is very similar to Gouda and is generally sold in the same yellow paraffin wax coating.

■ VERB

embed

Formalin-fixed tissues were embedded in paraffin .

use

Sections are lapped using paraffin oil as a lubricant.

Also we stopped using our little paraffin lamp during the night watch, and used torches instead.

We used paraffin sections which may account for the 50% sensitivity that we found.

This antibody can be used on paraffin embedded tissue.

Comparison with the peroxidase labelled antibody sandwich method using formalin fixed paraffin embedded material.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After being grafted, the joints are dipped into paraffin wax for protection.

Boot leathers are usually chrome tanned then impregnated with a mixture of paraffin wax and paraffin oil.

Entering his room, he lit the paraffin lamp on the table by the door and carried it over to the desk.

Placebo capsules contained liquid paraffin for adults and olive oil for children.

To save paraffin we stopped having a mid-morning coffee break.

Why, there are much larger ripples on the surface of the water, upon which the paraffin rests.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.