Benzine vs Gasoline - What's the difference?

benzine | gasoline |


As nouns the difference between benzine and gasoline

is that benzine is while gasoline is (uncountable|north america) a flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly used as a motor fuel; petrol.

As an adjective gasoline is

made from or using gasoline.

benzine

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • benzene
  • any flammable petroleum distillate used as a solvent or fuel
  • gasoline

    Alternative forms

    * gasolene (archaic in America, but not in Jamaica)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (uncountable, North America) A flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly used as a motor fuel; petrol.
  • * 1991 , :
  • So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline ?
  • * 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/nyregion/new-jersey-continues-to-cope-with-hurricane-sandy.html?hp]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
  • Localities across New Jersey imposed curfews to prevent looting. In Monmouth, Ocean and other counties, people waited for hours for gasoline at the few stations that had electricity. Supermarket shelves were stripped bare.
  • (countable) A certain kind of gasoline.
  • The quality of automobile gasolines varies considerably from one country and producer to another.
    The X refinery produces a wide range of gasolines .

    Usage notes

    Gasoline is defined by its combustion properties rather than by chemical composition, which is quite variable.

    Synonyms

    * gas (North America) * petrol (qualifier)

    Derived terms

    * gas (North America)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Made from or using gasoline.
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