Meaning of NAPHTHA in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈnaf-thə, ÷ˈnap- ]


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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