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chlorobenzene

[ klawr-uh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen, klohr- ]
/ ˌklɔr əˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin, ˌkloʊr- /
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noun

a colorless, volatile, water-insoluble, flammable liquid, C6H5Cl, having an almondlike odor, prepared from benzene by chlorination: used as a solvent for resins, paints, and lacquers, and in the synthesis of benzene derivatives, as DDT and certain drugs and perfumes.

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British Dictionary definitions for chlorobenzene

chlorobenzene
/ (ˌklɔːrəʊˈbɛnziːn) /

noun

a colourless volatile flammable insoluble liquid with an almond-like odour, made from chlorine and benzene and used as a solvent and in the preparation of many organic compounds, esp phenol and DDT. Formula: C 6 H 5 Cl
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