1. gasoline

noun. ['ˈgæsəˌliːn'] a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines.


  • leaded gasoline
  • leaded petrol
  • unleaded gasoline
  • gasohol
  • napalm
  • gasolene
  • fuel
  • unleaded petrol
  • petrol
  • hydrocarbon


  • unleaded gasoline
  • understate
  • defend

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Rhymes with Gasoline

  • vaseline

How do you pronounce gasoline?

Pronounce gasoline as ˈgæsəˌlin.

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Sentences with gasoline

1. Noun, singular or mass
The engine you choose should be in good condition and run properly on gasoline.

2. Verb, base form
Wet nitrocellulose exhibits the flammability characteristics of the solvent it is in, similar to gasoline.

Quotes about gasoline

1. The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five.
- Carl Sagan

2. I guess we're oil and water. (Phoebe)I'd say we're more like gasoline and a blowtorch. (Dan)
- Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had to Be You

3. Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.
- Tim O'Reilly