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Noun: gasoline  ,ga-su'leen or 'ga-su,leen
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: petrol)
  1. A volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
    "during the war the government imposed rationing of food and gasoline";
    - gasolene [N. Amer], gas [N. Amer], petrol [Brit]

Derived forms: gasolines

Type of: fuel, hydrocarbon

Part of: gasohol

Encyclopedia: Gasoline