kerosene kerosene  /ˈkɛ rə ˌsin/


  • (n) a flammable hydrocarbon oil used as fuel in lamps and heaters



  1. He read by kerosene lamp and showered by pouring a bucket of freezing water over his head.
  2. But he ran into a problem: unlike kerosene lamps, which can be hung over a table to spread central light, Bent's BOGOs couldn't illuminate an entire room.
  3. Socony has sold kerosene in China for more than 50 years.


  1. Kenya cuts price of petrol, diesel at the pump

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's energy regulator reduced retail fuel prices for petrol and diesel on Friday, mainly due to falling international oil prices and a stable exchange rate, while increasing the price of kerosene. Fuel prices have a big impact on the rate of inflation in the east African economy. The rate inched lower to 4.05 percent in May from 4.14 percent a month earlier. The economy ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Royals 3, Tigers 2: Jose Valverde was handed a 2-0 lead in the ninth with a runner on and promptly coughed it up by surrendering a homer to Lorenzo Cain. Phil Coke added his own brand of kerosene to the fire on the 10th as Eric Hosmer singled in the winning run. After the game…
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk

  3. Raymond house goes up in flames

    A kerosene lamp was likely the cause of a fire that nearly destroyed a home in Raymond.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS 58 Milwaukee

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  1. "By now it would be beyond its kerosene reserves so unfortunately we must now envisage the most tragic scenario," said Jean-Louis Borloo, the second most senior figure in the cabinet.
    on Jun 1, 2009 By: Jean-Louis Borloo Source: Reuters India

  2. "We believe it will lead to the production of a real sustainable alternative to jet kerosene," Walsh said in a company statement. "We are absolutely determined to reduce our impact on climate change and are proud to lead the way on aviation's...
    on Feb 15, 2010 By: Willie Walsh Source: AFP

  3. "This was all necessary, considering the very high amount of subsidy that is implicit in the pricing structure of kerosene and LPG. We have taken due care to ensure that the poorer sections are affected to the least possible extent, and that is why,...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Sify

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