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Meaning of kerosene

ker•o•sene

Pronunciation: (ker'u-sēn", kar'-, ker"u-sēn', kar"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained by distilling petroleum, bituminous shale, or the like, and widely used as a fuel, cleaning solvent, etc.
—adj.
  1. using or fueled by kerosene: a kerosene lamp.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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