1. [ noun ] British usage
Synonyms: paraffin_oil
Related terms: kerosine
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings
Synonyms: paraffin_wax
Related terms: wax
3. [ noun ] (chemistry) a non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbon with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
Synonyms: alkane_series alkane methane_series
Related terms: compound aliphatic_compound ethane heptane amine methane hexane butane