Dictionary Results for paraffin

1. paraffin - noun

· from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings

Synonym(s): paraffin_wax

Hypernym(s): wax

2. paraffin - noun

· a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)

Synonym(s): methane_series, alkane_series, alkane, paraffin_series

Hypernym(s): aliphatic_compound

3. paraffin - noun

· (British usage) kerosine

Synonym(s): paraffin_oil

Hypernym(s): kerosene, kerosine, lamp_oil, coal_oil

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