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1. Any of a class of unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbons having at least one double bond.
2. A fiber or fabric made of this material.
[French (gaz) oléfiant, oil-forming (gas), ethylene : Latin oleum, oil; see oil + French -fiant, present participle of -fier, -fy.]
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any member of the homologous series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons having at least one double bond and the general formula CnH2n, as ethlyene. Also called olefin .
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|Noun||1.||olefin - any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon|
aliphatic compound - organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
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