Gasoline Gas"o*line, Gasolene Gas"o*lene(? or ?; 104), n. A highly volatile mixture of fluid hydrocarbons, obtained mostly from petroleum, as also by the distillation of bituminous coal. It is used as a fuel for most automobiles and for many other vehicles with internal combustion engines. The gasoline of commerce is typically blended with additives to improve its performance in internal combustion engines. Gasoline was also used in the early 1900's in making air gas, and in giving illuminating power to water gas. See {Carburetor}.

Syn: petrol[Brit]. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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