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aniline

[ an-l-in, -ahyn ]
/ ˈæn l ɪn, -ˌaɪn /
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noun
Also called aniline oil, aminobenzine, phenylamine. Chemistry. a colorless, oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C6H5NH2, usually derived from nitrobenzene by reduction: used chiefly in the synthesis of dyes and drugs.
adjective
pertaining to or derived from aniline: aniline colors.
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Also an·i·lin [an-l-in]. /ˈæn l ɪn/.

Origin of aniline

First recorded in 1840–50; anil + -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for aniline

aniline
/ (ˈænɪlɪn, -ˌliːn) /

noun
a colourless oily pungent poisonous liquid used in the manufacture of dyes, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and explosives. Formula: C 6 H 5 NH 2Also called: phenylamine
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Scientific definitions for aniline

aniline
[ ănə-lĭn ]

A colorless, oily, poisonous compound used in the manufacture of rubber, dyes, resins, pharmaceuticals, and varnishes. Aniline is an amine of benzene. Chemical formula: C6H7N.
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