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1. paraffin

noun. ['ˈpɛrəfən'] from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings.

Synonyms

  • paraffin wax

Etymology

  • paraffinum (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word paraffin


1. Adjective
Although you can buy paraffin wax at many stores, you can also make your own.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Keep plenty of paraffin wax on hand to coat the front edge.

3. Adverb
Certain skin conditions, including neoplasm and tumours, should not be paraffin treated.

4. Verb, past participle
If paraffin use results in an allergic reaction or increased skin sensitivity, further treatments should not be repeated.

2. paraffin

noun. ['ˈpɛrəfən'] (British usage) kerosine.

Synonyms

  • kerosine
  • lamp oil
  • paraffin oil
  • coal oil

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • uncover

Etymology

  • paraffinum (Latin)

3. paraffin

noun. ['ˈpɛrəfən'] a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2).

Synonyms

  • C2H6
  • alkane series
  • amine
  • paraffin series
  • hexane
  • aminoalkane
  • butane
  • methane series
  • aliphatic compound
  • heptane
  • methane
  • alkane

Etymology

  • paraffinum (Latin)
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