Adjective "gasoline" definition and examples

(Gasoline may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɡasəliːn/

Definitions and examples

noun

  1. 'They have poured gasoline on a already raging fire.'
  2. 'The mother had warned them that heat from the kitchen might ignite the gasoline in the fuel tank.'
  3. 'The national average for regular unleaded gasoline is now $1.70 a gallon and rising.'
  4. 'I wrote a little script to calculate how many miles you save by buying cheaper gasoline.'
  5. 'Consumers are paying a national average of more than $3 a gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.'
  6. 'I could smell the gasoline leaking from the truck.'
  7. 'Gasoline stations in the city were prohibited from selling leaded gasoline by the end of October 1998.'
  8. 'A few years later, platforms were mandated to prevent pilot lights from igniting gasoline fumes.'
  9. 'Let's pour more gasoline on the fire.'
  10. 'Never use gasoline in a kerosene heater because it can cause a fire or an explosion.'

More definitions

1. a volatile, flammable liquid mixture of hydrocarbons, obtained from petroleum, and used as fuel for internal-combustion engines, as a solvent, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"futures can be gasoline."

"stocks can be gasoline."

"gains can be gasoline."

"marketers can be gasoline."

"markets can be gasoline."

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Origin

Mid 19th century: from gas + -ol + -ine (or -ene).