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benzine (bĕn´zēn, bĕnzēn´), colorless, highly flammable liquid. It is used as a cleaning agent because it is a solvent for organic substances such as fats, oils, and resins and is also used in the preparation of certain dyes and paints. Benzine is a mixture of hydrocarbons, chiefly alkanes such as pentane and hexane. It is obtained by the fractional distillation of petroleum.

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ben·zine / ˈbenˌzēn; benˈzēn/ (also ben·zin / ˈbenzin/ ) • n. a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum.

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