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Paraffin may refer to:


  • Paraffin wax, a white or colorless soft solid that is used as a lubricant and for other applications
  • Liquid paraffin (drug), a very highly refined mineral oil used in cosmetics and for medical purposes
  • Alkane, a saturated hydrocarbon
  • Kerosene, a fuel that is also known as paraffin
  • Mineral oil, any of various colorless, odorless, light mixtures of alkanes in the C15 to C40 range from a non-vegetable (mineral) source, particularly a distillate of petroleum
  • Petroleum jelly, also called soft paraffin
  • Tractor vaporizing oil, a fuel for petrol-paraffin engines

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