toluene


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tol·u·ene

 (tŏl′yo͞o-ēn′) also tol·u·ol (-ôl′, -ōl′, -ŏl′)
n.
A colorless flammable aromatic liquid, C7H8, obtained from coal tar or petroleum and used in aviation fuel and other high-octane fuels, in dyestuffs, explosives, and as a solvent for gums and lacquers. Also called methylbenzene.

[tolu (from which it was originally obtained) + -ene.]

toluene

(ˈtɒljʊˌiːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless volatile flammable liquid with an odour resembling that of benzene, obtained from petroleum and coal tar and used as a solvent and in the manufacture of many organic chemicals. Formula: C6H5CH3
[C19: from tolu + -ene, since it was previously obtained from tolu]

tol•u•ene

(ˈtɒl yuˌin)

n.
a colorless, water-insoluble, flammable liquid, C7H8, used in the manufacture of TNT and other organic compounds.
[1870–75; tolu + -ene]

tol·u·ene

(tŏl′yo͞o-ēn′)
A colorless liquid hydrocarbon, C7H8, that is poisonous and burns easily. It is used in fuels, explosives, dyes, medicines, and many industrial chemicals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.toluene - a colorless flammable liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar; used as a solvent for gums and lacquers and in high-octane fuels
alkylbenzene - organic compound that has an alkyl group bound to a benzene ring
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"
Translations
toluen

toluene

n (Chem) → Toluol nt

toluene

n tolueno
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