Meaning of GASOLINE in English



also gas·o·lene ˌga]səˈlēn, ˌgaa], ˌgai], ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ sometimes ]zə-

( -s )

Etymology: gas (I) + -ol + -ine or -ene

: a volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixture suitable for use as a fuel especially for internal-combustion engines and now consisting usually of a blend of several products from natural gas and petroleum (as natural gasoline, straight-run gasoline, cracked gasoline, alkylates) or of products from other sources (as from the hydrogenation of coal gas or water gas) together with antiknock agents, antioxidants, or other additives — called also petrol ; compare naphtha

• gasolinic adjective

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.