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Definition of "naphthenic" [naphthenic]

  • Of, pertaining to, or derived from a naphthene (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "naphthenic" in a sentence
  • "The federal government has failed to issue national standards for regulating tar-sands pollutants such as naphthenic acids."
  • "The tailing ponds surrounding the tar sands oil operations leak about 1 billion gallons of water a year -- water that includes benzene, cyanide, naphthenic acids, phenols, and a host of other chemicals harmful to fish not to mention human beings."
  • "The Ivy Leaguers used aluminum salts of naphthenic and palmitic acids to produce a thickening agent for gasoline."
Words like "naphthenic"
naphthenic crude