(părʹə-fĭn) noun. parafin
1. A waxy, white or colorless, solid hydrocarbon mixture used to make candles, wax paper, lubricants, and sealing materials. Also called paraffin wax.
2. Chemistry. A member of the alkane series.
3. Chiefly British. Kerosene.
paraffin noun. 1. also paraffin oil, (United States) kerosene parafin; (popular) minyak /tanah, gas/; 2. also paraffin wax, lilin parafin.
paraffin wax noun. lilin parafin.
- To saturate, impregnate, or coat with paraffin.
[German Paraffin : Latin parum, little, not very + Latin affīnis, associated with (from its lack of affinity with other material). ]