Naphtha vs Dieseloil - What's the difference?

naphtha | dieseloil |



  • (dated) Naturally-occurring liquid petroleum.
  • Any of a wide variety of aliphatic or aromatic liquid hydrocarbon mixtures distilled from petroleum or coal tar, especially as used in solvents or petrol.
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The turmoil went on—no rest, no peace. […] It was nearly eleven o'clock now, and he strolled out again. In the little fair created by the costers' barrows the evening only seemed beginning; and the naphtha flares made one's eyes ache, the men's voices grated harshly, and the girls' faces saddened one.}}
  • * 1995 , Philip Pullman, Northern Lights :
  • The Common Room and the Library were lit by anbaric light, but the Scholars preferred the older, softer naphtha lamps in the Retiring Room.

    Derived terms

    * napalm * naphthalenide * naphthalide * naphthalimide * naphthene * naphthenic


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