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gas·o·line

gasoline

 
 
pronunciation:
gae s lin
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part of speech: noun
definition: a liquid that burns, used mainly as fuel for engines. Gasoline is made from petroleum.
Most automobiles run on gasoline.
 
Word History
The word gasoline is a combination of the word "gas" and a form of the word "oil," and was first used in 1871. "Gas'" comes from chaos, an ancient Greek word that means "empty space."
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