Meaning of NAPHTHA in English

NAPHTHA

/ ˈnæfθə; NAmE / noun

[ U ] a type of oil that starts burning very easily, used as fuel or in making chemicals

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English napte , from Latin naphtha from Greek , of oriental origin; the Latin spelling was introduced in the late 16th cent.

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