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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Benzine \Ben"zine\, noun [From {Benzoin}.] (Chem.)

1. A liquid consisting mainly of the lighter and more volatile hydrocarbons of petroleum or kerosene oil, used as a solvent and for cleansing soiled fabrics; -- called also {petroleum spirit}, {petroleum benzine}. Varieties or similar products are gasoline, naphtha, rhigolene, ligroin, etc.

2. Same as {Benzene}. [R.]

Note: The hydrocarbons of benzine proper are essentially of the marsh gas (paraffin) series, while benzene proper is the typical hydrocarbon of the aromatic series.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds [syn: {benzene}, {benzine}, {benzol}]

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