Translation of paraffin in Spanish:

paraffin

parafina, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈparəfɪn//ˈpɛrəfən/

noun

  • 1also paraffin wax

    parafina feminine
    • Most candles contain paraffin, a petroleum-based wax that produces black soot when burned.
    • This engine, like other hybrids, uses nitrous oxide as liquid oxidizer, but uses paraffin rather than rubber as the engine's solid fuel.
    • Tissue dehydration was accomplished by submerging samples in a series of ethanol: tertiary butyl alcohol, and embedding them in small blocks of solid paraffin.
    • For light microscopy, several media such as paraffin, polyethylene glycol and resin, have been used to embed plant tissues.
  • 2also paraffin oil
    British

    kerosene masculine
    queroseno masculine
    parafina feminine Latin America
    (lamp/stove) (before noun) de kerosene
    (stove/lamp) (before noun) a kerosene
    (stove/lamp) (before noun) de queroseno
    • Many rural people, and those living in a semi-urban situation, had to find their fuel from coal, paraffin, and especially timber.
    • He also made regular trips to Kilbeg Creamery for paraffin for his heater.
    • As renewable sources of fuel, such as wood become scarce it is important for any society to make the transition to mass-produced fuels such as coal or paraffin, and then later shift to electricity or gas.
    • Most villagers use woodfire to cook meals, because they cannot afford the alternatives, electric stoves and paraffin.
    • The four-cylinder engine could develop 30 h.p. using paraffin as fuel, no doubt more on petrol, then not as easily available.
  • 3liquid paraffin
    British

    parafina líquida feminine
    aceite de parafina masculine