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Definition of "benzine" [ben•zine]

  • A colorless, flammable, liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained in distilling petroleum, used in cleaning and dyeing and as a motor fuel. (noun)
  • See benzene. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "benzine" in a sentence
  • "If it comes to competition, I can carry shades for nothing and still quaff the B. & G. yellow-label benzine three times a day without experiencing a financial panic."
  • "There are as many taxicabs as before, but instead of benzine, which is wanted for the army, they now use other spirit."
  • "It is now known to us as benzine, which is so largely employed in the industrial arts."