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paraffin

par·af·fin

paraffin

 
pronunciation:
pae r fihn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a white substance like wax that is made from petroleum. It is used for candles, sealing materials, and waxed paper.
definition 2: the British word for a thin liquid fuel made from petroleum, coal shale, or tar. Paraffin has the same meaning as kerosene.