from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A volatile mixture of flammable liquid hydrocarbons derived chiefly from crude petroleum and used principally as a fuel for internal-combustion engines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. (North America) A flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly used as a motor fuel; petrol.
  • n. A certain kind of gasoline.
  • adj. Made from or using gasoline.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A highly volatile mixture of fluid hydrocarbons, obtained mostly from petroleum, as also by the distillation of bituminous coal. It is used as a fuel for most automobiles and for many other vehicles with internal combustion engines. The gasoline of commerce is typically blended with additives to improve its performance in internal combustion engines. Gasoline was also used in the early 1900's in making air gas, and in giving illuminating power to water gas. See carburetor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines


gas + -ol(e) + -ine2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
gas + -ol + chemical suffix -ine (Wiktionary)



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