Definition of "kerosine" []

  • A liquid mixture consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with boiling points in the range 150°–300°C, used as an aircraft fuel, in domestic heaters, and as a solvent (noun)
  • The general name for paraffin as a fuel for jet aircraft (noun)
  • Alternative spelling of kerosene. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "kerosine" in a sentence
  • "This can be overcome by adding a small amount of an illuminant such as kerosine, vegetable oil, or animal fat."
  • "Example, Mantles and wicks for old kerosine and gas lamps."
  • "I made it back to my loft, safely, and I lit my kerosine lamp which made my room glow pleasantly."