Meaning of NAPHTHA in English

NAPHTHA

n.

Pronunciation: ' naf-th ə , ÷ ' nap-

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin, from Greek, of Iranian origin; akin to Persian neft naphtha

Date: 1543

1 : any of various volatile often flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures used chiefly as solvents and diluents

2 : PETROLEUM

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