Definition of 'paraffin'
Example sentences containing 'paraffin'
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His bride lit the paraffin stove and spread a torn white cloth on the table. The Crossing-Place (1993)Hold it in place with elastic bands and smear with paraffin wax to seal the cuts. The Sun (2012)What you do is pour petrol or paraffin over yourself and then apply a match. The Sun (2014)Equipment must not be greased with liquid paraffin. The Residue Report - an action plan for safer food (1988)He put his dizziness down to the heat before realising it was carbon monoxide from a paraffin stove. The Sun (2012)The man placed a blanket over his shoulders and crossed to the sink to light a small paraffin stove under the kettle. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)No, the biggest drawback was the fact that under the bonnet it had a paraffin stove. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We had a paraffin lamp, and in the front room we had gas with a mantle. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)She found a doctor who proposed injecting liquid paraffin into the bridge of her nose to make the line of her profile quite perfect. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I felt the benefits for days and will be back for one of those paraffin treatments. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A paraffin lamp was burning calmly in an orange mist. The Railway Children (1906)Just think about the pollutants crammed into the paraffin wax and the artificial scents you're filling your home with. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At the moment paraffin lamps are used that give off fumes, and the paraffin has to be paid for. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A Some growers dip rose stems in paraffin wax to stop them drying out after being dug up for dispatch. The Sun (2009)In 1950 he bid at auction for 20 turkey eggs and a paraffin oil incubator. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'paraffin'
British English: paraffin /ˈpærəfɪn/ NOUN
Paraffin is a strong-smelling liquid which is used as a fuel in heaters, lamps, and engines.
- American English: kerosene
- Arabic: بَارَافِيـن
- Brazilian Portuguese: parafina
- Chinese: 石蜡
- Croatian: parafin
- Czech: parafín
- Danish: petroleum
- Dutch: paraffine
- European Spanish: parafina
- Finnish: parafiini
- French: paraffine
- German: Paraffin
- Greek: παραφίνη
- Italian: paraffina
- Japanese: パラフィン
- Korean: 등유
- Norwegian: parafin
- Polish: parafina
- European Portuguese: parafina
- Romanian: parafină
- Russian: керосин
- Spanish: parafina
- Swedish: fotogen
- Thai: พาราฟิน
- Turkish: parafin
- Ukrainian: парафін
- Vietnamese: dầu hỏa
Definition of paraffin from the Collins English Dictionary
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