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 (zī-lēn′, zī′lēn′) also xy·lol (zī′lôl′, -lōl′)
1. Any of three colorless flammable isomeric benzene derivatives, C8H10, obtained from wood and coal tar.
2. A mixture of xylene isomers used as a solvent in making lacquers and rubber cement and as an aviation fuel.


(Elements & Compounds) an aromatic hydrocarbon existing in three isomeric forms, all three being colourless flammable volatile liquids used as solvents and in the manufacture of synthetic resins, dyes, and insecticides; dimethylbenzene. Formula: C6H4(CH3)2. Also called: xylol


(ˈzaɪ lin)

any of three isomeric liquids, C8H10, of the benzene series, used in aviation gasoline and organic synthesis and in making dyes.
[1850–55; < Greek xýl(on) wood + -ene]
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Noun1.xylene - a colorless flammable volatile liquid hydrocarbon used as a solvent
dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
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Product Ingredients disclosed Actual composition synthetic Hydroxytoluene: 1-5% Hydroxytoluene: 4.5% lubricant Sodium alkyl benzene Sodium alkyl benzene sulfonate: 5-15 % sulfonate: 12.7% Dimethylaminoethanol: 2.3% 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)- ethanol: 2.4% liquid Not applicable 2-butoxyethanol: 8.3% detergent (No hazardous Alkali: 0.03N ingredients reported) epoxy 2-propanol: 15-40% 2-propanol: not detected reducer Benzene, dimethyl: Benzene, dimethyl: 40-70% not detected 2-pentanone, 4-methyl: 2-pentanone, 4-methyl: 15-40% not detected I-butanol: 18% Toluene: 20% 2-butanone: 55%