a colorless, volatile liquid, CH2Cl2, used chiefly as a solvent, as a refrigerant, and as a local anesthetic in dentistry.
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Also called methylene dichloride, dichloromethane.
Origin of methylene chloride
First recorded in 1875–80
Words nearby methylene chloride
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British Dictionary definitions for methylene chloride
another name for dichloromethane
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