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|part of speech:
||a volatile, flammable liquid of hydrocarbons, derived from petroleum and used primarily as fuel for internal-combustion engines.
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."