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, gasolene (ga′sŏ-lēn″, ga″sŏ-lēn′) [ gas + -ol + -ine]
A product of the destructive distillation of petroleum, a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, with chain length between 4 and 12 C atoms, frequently containing additives to improve combustion. Commercial gasoline may contain toxic additives.


Using the mouth to produce suction on a tube for siphoning gasoline from a tank is dangerous because the gasoline may be inhaled or swallowed.
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For instance, foodstuffs need to be examined by environmental health officers from the local authority, there may be excise duty to pay on petroleum spirits or alcohol, or import licences and certificates of origin might be required for goods, such as fabrics.

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