from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Oil or kerosene burned in lamps to provide light and heat.
  • noun Kerosene that has been refined in order to limit the amount of pollutants it expels when burned.

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  • noun a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters


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