gasoline
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈɡæs.ə.lin/
    • (America, dialectal) IPA: /ɡæsl̩ˈin/, /ɡæsˈlin/, [ɡæˈsɵlin], [ɡæsɵˈlin]
Noun

gasoline (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable, North America) A flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly used as a motor fuel; petrol.
    • 1864, Congress of the United States, Internal Revenue Act §94:
      […] naphtha of specific gravity exceeding eighty degrees ... and of the kind usually known as gasoline, shall be subject to a tax of five per centum ad valorem.
    • 1991, Robert DeNiro (actor), Backdraft:
      So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline?
    • 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
      Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
  2. (countable) Any specific kind of gasoline.
    The refinery produces a wide range of gasolines.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: газоли́н
Adjective

gasoline (not comparable)

  1. Made from or using gasoline.



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