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The meaning of Paraffin

Paraffin – definition

noun

A flammable, whitish, translucent, waxy solid consisting of a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons, obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale and used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing compounds.

noun

A flammable, translucent, waxy solid consisting of a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons, obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale and used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing compounds.

Usage examples:

Most candles contain paraffin, a petroleum-based wax that produces black soot when burned.

Paraffin translation into English

Paraffin: translate from English into Chinese

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石蜡, 煤油

Paraffin: translate from English into Dutch

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Paraffine, Kerosine

Paraffin: translate from English into French

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Paraffine, Paraffiner

Paraffin: translate from English into German

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Paraffin

Paraffin: translate from English into Hindi

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तेल, किरासिन, मृद्धसा, मृद्धसे का, पैराफ़ीन, पेरा‍फिन, एक प्रकार का मोम जिससे मोम‍बत्तियाँ आदि बनाई जाती हे

Paraffin: translate from English into Italian

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Paraffina

Paraffin: translate from English into Korean

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파라핀, 고체파라핀, 파라핀으로 처리하다, ...에 파라핀을 입히다

Paraffin: translate from English into Russian

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Парафин, Парафиновый, Керосин, Керосиновый, Парафин торговый

Paraffin: translate from English into Spanish

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Parafina, Petróleo, Parafinar

Word origin

mid 19th century: from German, from Latin parum ‘little’ + affinis ‘related’ (from its low reactivity).

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