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Etymology

gas + ol(e) + chemical suffix -ine

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
gasoline

Plural
-

gasoline (-)
  1. (uncountable) (North America) A flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly used as a motor fuel; petrol.
  2. (countable) A certain kind of gasoline.
    The quality of automobile gasolines varies considerably from one country and producer to another.
    The X refinery produces a wide range of gasolines.

Usage notes

Gasoline is defined by its combustion properties rather than by chemical composition, which is quite variable.

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • gas (North America)

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