(dated) Naturally-occuring liquid petroleum.
- Any of a wide variety of aliphatic or aromatic liquid hydrocarbon mixtures distilled from petroleum or coal tar, especially as used in solvents or petrol.
Etymology: From Latin, naphtha, from Ancient Greek (polytonic, ).
1995, Philip Pullman, Northern Lights:
- : The Common Room and the Library were lit by anbaric light, but the Scholars preferred the older, softer lamps in the Retiring Room.
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