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  Definition of Paraffin
  1. British usage
  2. a non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbon with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
  3. from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings
Similar Words: paraffin oil, methane series, alkane series, alkane, paraffin wax

 

Hyponyms: butane, amine, aminoalkane, ethane, C2H6, heptane, hexane, methane

 

 
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