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Benzine, flammable liquid distilled from petroleum. Clear, colorless, and lighter than kerosene, benzine is a volatile mixture consisting primarily of aliphatic hydrocarbons. Benzine is often used as a drycleaning solvent, motor fuel, and to dissolve fats and oils. Benzine boils between 95° and 175F° (35°–79°C).

See also: Petroleum.

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