a clear, colorless or faintly yellow, poisonous, flammable liquid, CS2, used chiefly in the manufacture of cellophane, viscose rayon, and pesticides and as a solvent for fats, resins, and rubber.
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Origin of carbon disulfide
First recorded in 1865–70
Also called carbon bisulfide.
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