paraffin

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Latin paraffinum from parum (too little) + affinis (related, affinity). Therefore low affinity or being chemically neutral

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paraffin (plural paraffins)

  1. (UK) A petroleum based thin and colorless fuel oil, (kerosene in US English).
  2. (chemistry) Any member of the alkane hydrocarbons.
  3. paraffin wax.

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paraffin (third-person singular simple present paraffins, present participle paraffining, simple past and past participle paraffined)

  1. To impregnate or treat with paraffin

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