Meaning of Paraffin

English: Paraffin
Bangla: প্যারাফিন, খনিজ মোম
Hindi: तेल, किरासिन, मृद्धसा, पैराफ़ीन
Type: Noun / বিশেষ্য / संज्ञा

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Bangla Academy Dictionary:

Definition: 1

a white or colorless, tasteless, odorless, water-insoluble, solid substance not easily acted upon by reagents, consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons chiefly of the alkane series, obtained from crude petroleum: used in candles, for forming preservative coatings and seals, for waterproofing paper, etc.

Definition: 2

Chemistry. any member of the alkane series. one of the higher members of the alkane series, solid at ordinary temperatures, having a boiling point above 300°C, which largely constitutes the commercial form of this substance.

Definition: 3

Also called paraffin oil. British, kerosene.

Definition: 4

to cover or impregnate with paraffin.

Definition: 5

Also called paraffin oil, (esp US and Canadian) kerosene. a liquid mixture consisting mainly of alkane hydrocarbons with boiling points in the range 150°–300°C, used as an aircraft fuel, in domestic heaters, and as a solvent