also gasolene noun Etymology: 1gas + 2-ol + 2-ine or -ene Date: 1865 a volatile flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixture used as a fuel especially for internal combustion engines and usually blended from several products of natural gas and petroleum • gasolinic adjective

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