a colorless, volatile liquid, CH2Cl2, used chiefly as a solvent, as a refrigerant, and as a local anesthetic in dentistry.
- Also called methylene dichloride, dichloromethane.
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Dr Richardson says of this latter it is not so quick in its action as the methylene chloride, but that it is safer.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II | Arnold Cooley
British Dictionary definitions for methylene chloride
another name for dichloromethane
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