a brown, water-insoluble, toxic solid consisting of more than 95 percent of the chlorinated hydrocarbon C12H8Cl6: used as an insecticide.
Other definitions for Aldrin (2 of 2)
Edwin Eugene, Jr. "Buzz", born 1930, U.S. astronaut.
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How to use aldrin in a sentence
aldrin was able to return safely to his family, and the astronauts up in space now will too.
When they returned, he almost—almost—kissed aldrin on the forehead, he told me, so glad was he to see his crewmates back and whole.Remembering Michael Collins, Apollo 11's Third—and Essential—Man | Jeffrey Kluger | April 28, 2021 | Time
His skill as a research and test pilot certainly impressed Buzz aldrin.
Armstrong flew the LEM while aldrin manned the primitive flight computer.
Unlike his fellow Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz aldrin and Mike Collins, Armstrong was not a military officer assigned to NASA.
Though not nearly as famous, Buzz aldrin made a few poetic comments, as well.
Each page of the document is inscribed and signed by aldrin, pushing its value to an estimated $175,000.
British Dictionary definitions for aldrin (1 of 2)
a brown to white poisonous crystalline solid, more than 95 per cent of which consists of the compound C 12 H 8 Cl 6, which is used as an insecticide. Melting pt: 105°C
British Dictionary definitions for Aldrin (2 of 2)
Edwin Eugene Jr., known as Buzz. born 1930, US astronaut; the second man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, during the Apollo 11 flight
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Scientific definitions for aldrin
A highly poisonous white powder used as a crop pesticide and to kill termites. Because of its toxicity to animals and humans, its production has been discontinued. Aldrin is a chlorinated derivative of naphthalene closely related to dieldrin. Chemical formula: C12H8Cl6.
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