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Meaning of "naphtha" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NAPHTHA

Via Latin from Greek, of Iranian origin; related to Persian neft naphtha.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NAPHTHA

naphtha  [ˈnæfθə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NAPHTHA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Naphtha is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NAPHTHA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

naphtha

Naphtha

Naphtha normally refers to a number of flammable liquid mixtures of hydrocarbons, i.e. a component of natural gas condensate or a distillation product from petroleum, coal tar, or peat boiling in a certain range and containing certain hydrocarbons. It is a broad term covering among the lightest and most volatile fractions of the liquid hydrocarbons in petroleum. Naphtha is a colorless to reddish-brown volatile aromatic liquid, very similar to gasoline. In Petroleum Refinery Engineering, full range naphtha is defined as the fraction of hydrocarbons in petroleum boiling between 30 °C and 200 °C. It consists of a complex mixture of hydrocarbon molecules generally having between 5 and 12 carbon atoms. It typically constitutes 15–30% of crude oil, by weight. Light naphtha is the fraction boiling between 30 °C and 90 °C and consists of molecules with 5–6 carbon atoms. Heavy naphtha boils between 90 °C and 200 °C and consists of molecules with 6–12 carbons. Naphtha is used primarily as feedstock for producing high octane gasoline.

Definition of naphtha in the English dictionary

The definition of naphtha in the dictionary is a distillation product from coal tar boiling in the approximate range 80–170°C and containing aromatic hydrocarbons. Other definition of naphtha is a distillation product from petroleum boiling in the approximate range 100–200°C and containing aliphatic hydrocarbons: used as a solvent and in petrol.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NAPHTHA


aphtha
ˈæfθə
Jephthah
ˈdʒɛfθə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NAPHTHA

nap hand
napa
napalm
napalm bomb
napalm bombing
nape
napery
Naphtali
naphthalene
naphthalic
naphthalin
naphthaline
naphthalise
naphthalize
naphthene
naphthenic
naphthol
naphthous
naphthyl
naphthylamine

WORDS THAT END LIKE NAPHTHA

bertha
Botha
caltha
Golgotha
Gotha
Hiawatha
Jagannatha
Jugurtha
kantha
maltha
maranatha
Maratha
Martha
mutha
paratha
polyantha
pyracantha
ratha
Sagarmatha
Siddhartha

Synonyms and antonyms of naphtha in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «naphtha» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NAPHTHA

Find out the translation of naphtha to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of naphtha from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «naphtha» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

石脑油
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nafta
570 millions of speakers

English

naphtha
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मिट्टी का तेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النفتا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

нафта
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nafta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ন্যাপ্থা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

naphte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Naphtha
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Naphtha
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ナフサ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

나프타
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Naphtha
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thạch du
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இரசக்கற்பூரத்தைலம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नेफथा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

neft
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nafta
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nafta
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нафта
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nafta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

νάφθα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nafta
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nafta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nafta
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NAPHTHA»

The term «naphtha» is regularly used and occupies the 81.345 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NAPHTHA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about naphtha

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NAPHTHA»

Discover the use of naphtha in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to naphtha and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Catalytic Naphtha Reforming, Revised and Expanded
The book details the chemistry of naphtha reforming, the preparation and characterization of catalysts, and the very latest commercial technologies and industrial applications.
George J. Antos, Abdullah M. Aitani, 2004
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Handbook of Green Chemicals
See Sodium 2-mercaptobenzothiazole Naphtha CAS 8030-30-6; 68920-06-9; 977126-64-9; EINECS/ELINCS 232-443-2 UN 1255 (DOT); UN 1256 (DOT); UN 1270 (DOT); UN 2553 (DOT) Synonyms: Benzin; Benzine; Coal tar naphtha; Coal  ...
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Handbook of Fillers, Extenders, and Diluents
Naphtha, hydrotreated heavy NaCMC. See Carboxymethylcellulose sodium NaDOSS. See Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate Naphtha CAS 8030-30-6; 68920-06 -9; 977126-64-9; EINECS/ELINCS 232-443-2 UN 1255 (DOT); UN 1256 (DOT); UN ...
Michael Ash, Irene Ash, 2007
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The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, Fourth Edition
26.4 SOLVENTS (NAPHTHA) The term petroleum solvent describes the liquid hydrocarbon fractions obtained from petroleum and used in industrial processes and formulations. These fractions are also referred to as naphtha or as industrial  ...
James G. Speight, 2006
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Fertilizer Manual
These materials are relatively expensive but are often less expensive than naphtha. Naphtha - In those areas of the world where natural gas is unavailable, naphtha became a favored feedstock for ammonia production by steam reforming , ...
UN Industrial Development Organization, International Fertilizer Development Center, 1998
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Significance of Tests for Petroleum Products
VM&P Naphtha — Large quantities of VM&P (Varnish Makers and Painters) naphtha are used. These solvents resemble regular mineral spirits in hydrocarbon composition and exhibit the same solvency. However, they have lower boiling ...
Salvatore J. Rand, 2003
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Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Chemical, ...
The most important refinery product is motor gasoline, a blend of relatively low- boiling hydrocarbon fractions, including reformate, alkylate, aliphatic naphtha ( light straight-run naphtha), aromatic naphtha (thermal and catalytic cracked naphtha) ...
Jeanne Mager Stellman, 1998
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The John Zink Combustion Handbook
Liquid naphtha is similar in its characteristics to kerosene (Table 5.13). Figure 5.41 shows a typical naphtha distillation curve. In general, naphtha will boil out of a mixture between 220 and 315°F (100 and 157°C). Naphtha is categorized ...
Charles E. Baukal, Jr., 2001
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Industrial Gases in Petrochemical Processing: Chemical ...
Feedstock Considerations Naphtha fractions of up to 220°C (430°F) final boiling point are suitable feedstocks for steam reforming. However, desulfurization is essential prior to entering the primary reformer because sulfur will poison the ...
Harold H. Gunardson, 1997
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Refining Processes Handbook
Naphtha from the bottom of the debutanizer is cooled as it passes through the debutanizer feed/bottom exchanger and absorber stripper reboiler. The net naphtha product flows under level control to splitter V-159. A stream of cooled naphtha ...
Surinder Parkash, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NAPHTHA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term naphtha is used in the context of the following news items.
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Petrobras finds issues in Braskem naphtha contract
Sao Paulo, 22 July (Argus) — Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras said it has identified "irregularities" in the 2009 naphtha supply ... «Argus Media, Jul 15»
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Petrobras identifies irregularities in 2009 Braskem naphtha contract
Petrobras said that it is "adopting the necessary administrative measures" and has also shared the results of their internal investigations with ... «plastemart.com, Jul 15»
3
GS Engineering and Construction Corp win contract for expansion of …
South Korea's GS Engineering and Construction Corp has signed a contract to expand a Korea Petrochemical Industry Co (KPIC) naphtha ... «plastemart.com, Jul 15»
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Asia's naphtha crack slipped to US$81 after a 30% spike in the …
Asia's naphtha crack slipped 4% to US$81.13/ton on Tuesday after a 30% spike in the previous session, as per Reuters. Traders looked past ... «plastemart.com, Jul 15»
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Barge Carrying 1 Million Gallons of Naphtha Catches Fire Near …
A barge carrying around 1 million gallons of a petroleum product burst into flames after a collision involving six vessels in a shipping channel ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
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USGC naphtha barge catches fire after collision; Houston Ship …
Two tugboats that were towing a total of four barges near the Houston Ship Channel collided early Monday morning, causing a fire on one ... «Platts, Jul 15»
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Asian naphtha front-month price stays lower
Asia's naphtha front-month price stayed lower than the following month's value for the sixth straight session on Thursday, a reflection of a weak ... «Business Recorder, Jul 15»
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Major naphtha crackers in Asia running at full capacity
Major naphtha crackers in Asia are running at full capacity as these petrochemical makers earn near record margins. Margins for turning ... «plastemart.com, Jul 15»
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CPC Corp in talks to transfer naphtha cracker from Kaohsiung to …
But the talks with the Indonesian company seem more promising. The Indonesian company plans to purchase not only the naphtha cracker, but ... «plastemart.com, Jul 15»
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NWE naphtha contango deepens to widest level in 6 months on …
The front-month/second-month CIF Northwest Europe naphtha contango deepened $0.25/mt to $4/mt Tuesday, its widest level in six months, ... «Platts, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Naphtha [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/naphtha>. Jun 2020 ».
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