xylene

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xy·lene

 (zī-lēn′, zī′lēn′) also xy·lol (zī′lôl′, -lōl′)
n.
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.

xylene

(ˈzaɪliːn)
n
(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

xy•lene

(ˈzaɪ lin)

n.
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"