Meaning of NAPHTHA in English

NAPHTHA

[ 'nafθə ]

■ noun Chemistry a flammable oil that contains various hydrocarbons, obtained by the dry distillation of organic substances such as coal, shale, or petroleum.

Origin

ME napte , from L. ~ from Gk.

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