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eth·yl·ene

 (ĕth′ə-lēn′)
n.
A colorless flammable gas, C2H4, derived from natural gas and petroleum and also occurring as a natural plant hormone, used as a source of many organic compounds, in welding and cutting metals, to ripen citrus fruits, and as an anesthetic. Also called ethene.

eth′yl·e′nic (-ə-lē′nĭk, -lĕn′ĭk) adj.
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ethylene

(ˈɛθɪˌliːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless flammable gaseous alkene with a sweet odour, obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in the manufacture of polythene and many other chemicals. Formula: CH2:CH2. Also called: ethene
ethylenic adj
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eth•yl•ene

(ˈɛθ əˌlin)
n.
a colorless, flammable gas, C2H4, used as an agent in the synthesis of organic compounds, in enhancing the color of citrus fruits, and in medicine chiefly as an inhalation anesthetic.
[1850–55]
eth`yl•e′nic (-ˈli nɪk, -ˈlɛn ɪk) adj.
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eth·yl·ene

(ĕth′ə-lēn′)
A colorless, flammable gas, C2H4, obtained from petroleum and natural gas. It is used as a fuel, in making plastics, and in ripening and coloring fruits. Also called ethene.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ethylene - a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
alkene, olefin, olefine - any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon
TCE, trichloroethane, trichloroethylene - a heavy colorless highly toxic liquid used as a solvent to clean electronic components and for dry cleaning and as a fumigant; causes cancer and liver and lung damage
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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Translations
etenetylen

ethylene

[ˈeθɪliːn] Netileno m
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ethylene

nÄthylen nt
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ethylene

[ˈɛθɪliːn] netilene m
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eth·yl·ene

n. etileno, anestésico.
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