Definition of naphtha noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

naphtha

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈnæfθə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæfθə//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a type of oil that starts burning very easily, used as fuel or in making chemicals Word Origin late Middle English napte, from Latin naphtha from Greek, of oriental origin; the Latin spelling was introduced in the late 16th cent.
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