trichloroethylene
noun Date: circa 1919 a nonflammable toxic liquid C2HCl3 used especially as an industrial solvent

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  • trichloroethylene — [trī klôr΄ōeth′əl ēn΄] n. [ TRI + CHLORO + ETHYLENE] a toxic, nonflammable liquid, CHCl:CCl2, used as a solvent for fats, oils, and waxes, and in dry cleaning, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Trichloroethylene — chembox new ImageFileL1=Trichloroethene skeletal.png ImageSizeL1=120px ImageFileR1=Trichloroethylene 3D vdW.png ImageSizeR1=120px IUPACName=trichloroethene OtherNames = 1,1,2 Trichloroethene, 1,1 Dichloro 2 Chloroethylene, 1 Chloro 2,2… …   Wikipedia

  • trichloroethylene — /truy klawr oh eth euh leen , klohr /, n. Chem. a colorless, poisonous liquid, C2HCl3, used chiefly as a degreasing agent for metals and as a solvent, esp. in dry cleaning, for fats, oils, and waxes. Abbr.: TCE [1915 20; TRI + CHLORO 2 +… …   Universalium

  • Trichloroéthylène — Trichloréthylène Trichloréthylène Général …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Trichloroethylene — A possible carcinogenic (cancer causing) compound used mainly as a degreaser for metal parts. Trichloroethylene was also at one time used to decaffeinate coffee. There are limited findings of elevated liver and biliary tract cancer rates in… …   Medical dictionary

  • trichloroethylene — trichloretilenas statusas T sritis chemija formulė CHCl=CCl₂ atitikmenys: angl. trichloroethylene rus. трихлорэтилен ryšiai: sinonimas – trichloretenas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • trichloroethylene — noun the unsaturated chlorinated hydrocarbon C(Cl)=CHCl used as an industial solvent …   Wiktionary

  • trichloroethylene — n. chemical compound used as a degreasing agent and as a solvent (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trichloroethylene — tri·chlo·ro·ethylene …   English syllables

  • trichloroethylene — tri•chlo•ro•eth•yl•ene [[t]traɪˌklɔr oʊˈɛθ əˌlin, ˌkloʊr [/t]] n. chem. a colorless, poisonous liquid, C2HCl3, used chiefly as a degreasing agent for metals and as a solvent, esp. in dry cleaning • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

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