[ dek-uh-hahy-droh-naf-thuh-leen, -nap- ]
/ ˌdɛk əˌhaɪ droʊˈnæf θəˌlin, -ˈnæp- /

noun Chemistry.

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

Words nearby decahydronaphthalene Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020