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decahydronaphthalene

[dek-uh-hahy-droh-naf-thuh-leen, -nap-]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, aromatic liquid, C10H18, insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol and ether: used as a solvent for oils, fats, etc., in cleaning fluids, lubricants, etc.

Origin of decahydronaphthalene

First recorded in 1875–80; deca- + hydro-2 + naphthalene
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