ethyl chloride

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ethyl chloride

n.
A flammable halocarbon, C2H5Cl, that is a gas at ordinary temperatures and a colorless volatile liquid when compressed, used as a solvent, as a refrigerant, and in manufacturing tetraethyl lead.
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Noun1.ethyl chloride - a colorless flammable gas used as a local surface anesthetic
local anaesthetic, local anesthetic, topical anaesthetic, topical anesthetic, local - anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
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