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naph·tha·lene

also naph·tha·line  (năf′thə-lēn′, năp′-) or naph·tha·lin (-lĭn)
n.
A white crystalline aromatic compound, C10H8, derived from coal tar or petroleum and used in manufacturing dyes, moth repellents, and explosives and as a solvent. Also called tar camphor.


naph′tha·len′ic (-lĕn′ĭk) adj.

naphthalene

(ˈnæfθəˌliːn; ˈnæp-) or

naphthaline

;

naphthalin

(ˈnæfθəlɪn; ˈnæp-)
n
(Chemistry) a white crystalline volatile solid with a characteristic penetrating odour: an aromatic hydrocarbon used in mothballs and in the manufacture of dyes, explosives, etc. Formula: C10H8
[C19: from naphtha + alcohol + -ene]
naphthalic adj

naph•tha•lene

or naph•tha•line

(ˈnæf θəˌlin, ˈnæp-)

also naph•tha•lin

(-lɪn)

n.
a white crystalline hydrocarbon, C10H8, usu. obtained from coal tar: used in making dyes and as a moth repellant.
[1865–70; earlier napthaline]
naph`tha′len•ic (-ˈlɛn ɪk) adj.

naph·tha·lene

(năf′thə-lēn′)
A white crystalline compound made from coal tar or petroleum and used to make dyes, moth repellents, explosives, and solvents.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naphthalene - a white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs
camphor ball, mothball - a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
coal tar - a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds
Translations
naftalennaftalín

naphthalene

[ˈnæfθəliːn] Nnaftalina f

naphthalene

nNaphthalin nt
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