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naph•tha



Pronunciation: (naf'thu, nap'-), [key]
n.
1. a colorless, volatile petroleum distillate, usually an intermediate product between gasoline and benzine, used as a solvent, fuel, etc. Cf. mineral spirits.
2. any of various similar liquids distilled from other products.
3. petroleum.

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