perchloroethylene
noun Date: 1873 a colorless nonflammable toxic liquid C2Cl4 used often as a solvent in dry cleaning and for removal of grease from metals

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  • Perchloroethylene — Perchloroéthylène Perchloroéthylène …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Perchloroéthylène — Général …   Wikipédia en Français

  • perchloroethylene — /peuhr klawr oh eth euh leen , klohr /, n. Chem. tetrachloroethylene. [1870 75; PERCHLORO + ETHYLENE] * * * …   Universalium

  • perchloroethylene — noun An alternative name for tetrachloroethene, a non combustible solvent commonly used in dry cleaning. Syn: PCE …   Wiktionary

  • perchloroethylene — per·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene .pər .klōr ō eth ə .lēn also per·chlor·eth·y·lene .klōr eth n a toxic nonflammable carcinogenic liquid C2Cl4 often used as a solvent in dry cleaning and for removal of grease from metals called also perc,… …   Medical dictionary

  • perchloroethylene — [pəˌklɔ:rəʊ ɛθɪli:n] noun a toxic volatile solvent used as a dry cleaning fluid. [C2Cl4.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • perchloroethylene — per·chlo·ro·ethylene …   English syllables

  • perchloroethylene — per•chlo•ro•eth•yl•ene [[t]pərˌklɔr oʊˈɛθ əˌlin, ˌkloʊr [/t]] n. chem. a colorless, nonflammable liquid, C2Cl4, used as a dry cleaning solvent • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • perchloroethylene — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 127-18-4 — Perchloroéthylène Perchloroéthylène …   Wikipédia en Français

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