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tri·chlo·ro·eth·yl·ene(trī-klôr′ō-ĕth′ə-lēn′) also tri·chlo·ro·eth·ene (-ĕth′ēn)
A dense, colorless, nonflammable, toxic liquid chlorinated alkene, C2HCl3, used to degrease metals, as an extraction solvent for oils and waxes, as a refrigerant, in dry cleaning, and as a fumigant.
(Elements & Compounds) a volatile nonflammable mobile colourless liquid with an odour resembling that of chloroform. It is a good solvent for certain organic materials and is also an inhalation anaesthetic. Formula CHCl:CCl2
tri•chlo•ro•eth•yl•ene(traɪˌklɔr oʊˈɛθ əˌlin, -ˌkloʊr-)
a colorless, poisonous liquid, C2HCl3, used chiefly as a degreasing agent for metals and as a solvent, esp. in dry cleaning.
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|Noun||1.||trichloroethylene - 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|