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purified, low boiling fractions distilled from petroleum consisting of hydrocarbons, chiefly of the methane series; it is highly flammable, and its vapors, when mixed with air and ignited, may explode; used as a solvent.
naphtha(1) A petroleum distillation product.
(2) Gasoline (UK); now, more commonly, petrol.
1. A volatile inflammable liquid distilled from carbonaceous substances.
2. Petroleum, esp. more volatile varieties.