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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various compounds that are added to gasoline to reduce engine knocking adj. - (of gasoline) containing tetraethyl lead.

Usage examples (5)
  • antiknock gasoline
  • Tetraethyl lead, gasoline antiknock additive, produced by Thomas Midgley (1889–1994).
  • Distillate fuels and heavy oils were heated under pressure in large drums until they cracked into smaller molecules with better antiknock characteristics.
  • ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Ramsey, NJ, May 30, 2008: Most unleaded racing fuels contain "ethanol" as an antiknock, but ethanol settles out if moisture gets into your fuel cell. for more
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