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    paraffin

    paraffin - Dictionary definition and meaning for word paraffin

    Definition
    (noun) from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings
    Synonyms : paraffin wax
    Definition
    (noun) a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2) Definition
    (noun) (British usage) kerosine
    Synonyms : paraffin oil
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