trichloroethane


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tri·chlo·ro·eth·ane

 (trī-klôr′ō-ĕth′ān′)
n.
Either of two dense, colorless, nonflammable, isomeric liquid compounds, C2H3Cl3, having a sweet odor, used as solvents for adhesives, pesticides, and lubricants, and in industrial cleaning solutions.
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trichloroethane

(traɪˌklɔːrəʊˈiːθeɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a volatile nonflammable colourless liquid with low toxicity used for cleaning electrical apparatus and as a solvent; 1,2,3-trichloroethane. Formula: CH3CCl3. Also called: methyl chloroform
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Noun1.trichloroethane - 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
ethene, ethylene - a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
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