[ UK /kˈɛɹəsˌiːn/ ]
[ US /ˈkɛɹəˌsin/ ]
  1. a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters
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How To Use kerosene In A Sentence

  • Nowadays she heats her place with a cast-iron stove perched on firebricks in the living room, cooks with propane, and does her beadwork at night by the light of a kerosene lamp while listening to a battery-operated radio.
  • To avoid having sodium react with oxygen or water vapor in the air, it is usually stored under kerosene, naphtha, or some other organic liquid with which it does not react.
  • I take in the dock-green porch swing , the birch-leg table , the twin BED where my sister sleeps , the smoky glass of the kerosene lantern.
  • It appears that there was a slight leak right from the beginning, just a tiny drip but anyone who's been around kerosene will know that a tiny drip makes an enormous pong.
  • He called this oil “kerosene”—from Keros and elaion, the Greek words, respectively, for “wax” and “oil,” altering the elaion to ene, so that his product would sound more like the familiar camphene. The Prize
  • With a sparky elderflower scent and grapey, kerosene palate, you get plenty of bang for your buck here. Times, Sunday Times
  • In addition to treating with insecticides, legs may be dipped in a mixture of two parts raw linseed oil and kerosene.
  • A stream of water flows onto the figure's head; its shiny white beard reflects the light from the kerosene lamp.
  • Kerosene is also used as a fuel for tractors and power generators and as a solvent for garden chemicals such as weedkillers and insecticides.
  • By the end of the century, kerosene had become the chief product of American oil refineries.
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