carbon tetrachloride
noun Date: 1866 a colorless nonflammable toxic liquid CCl4 that has an odor resembling that of chloroform and is used as a solvent and a refrigerant

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  • Carbon tetrachloride — IUPAC name …   Wikipedia

  • carbon tetrachloride — n a colorless nonflammable toxic carcinogenic liquid CCl4 that has an odor resembling that of chloroform and is used as a solvent and a refrigerant called also tetrachloromethane * * * a pungent volatile fluid used as a dry cleaner. When inhaled… …   Medical dictionary

  • carbon tetrachloride — n. a nonflammable, colorless, poisonous liquid, CCl4, used in making refrigerants, as a solvent for fats and oils, etc …   English World dictionary

  • carbon tetrachloride — a colorless, nonflammable, vaporous, toxic liquid, CCl4, usually produced by the reaction of chlorine with carbon disulfide, methane, or other carbon containing compounds: used mainly as a refrigerant, fire extinguisher, cleaning fluid, solvent,… …   Universalium

  • carbon tetrachloride —    An extremely toxic solvent, possibly causing liver cancer and severe liver damage, even from small exposures. Exposure to carbon tetrachloride can be fatal by skin absorption or inhalation …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • carbon tetrachloride — tetrachlormetanas statusas T sritis chemija formulė CCl₄ atitikmenys: angl. carbon tetrachloride; tetrachloromethane rus. тетрахлорметан; четыреххлористый углерод ryšiai: sinonimas – anglies tetrachloridas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • carbon tetrachloride — noun a colorless nonflammable liquid used as a solvent for fats and oils; because of its toxicity its use as a cleaning fluid or fire extinguisher has declined (Freq. 19) • Syn: ↑carbon tet, ↑tetrachloromethane, ↑perchloromethane • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • carbon tetrachloride — Synonyms and related words: Foamite, acid, automatic sprinkler, carbon tet, carbon dioxide foam, deck gun, deluge set, extinguisher, fire apparatus, fire engine, fire hose, fire hydrant, fireplug, foam, foam extinguisher, hook and ladder, ladder… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • carbon tetrachloride — noun The halogenated hydrocarbon tetrachloromethane; a toxic, non inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, in dry cleaning and in fire extinguishers …   Wiktionary

  • carbon tetrachloride — noun a colourless toxic volatile liquid used as a solvent. [CCl4.] …   English new terms dictionary

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