perchloroethylene

[ per-klawr-oh-eth-uh-leen, -klohr- ]

nounChemistry.

Origin of perchloroethylene

1
First recorded in 1870–75; perchloro- + ethylene

Words Nearby perchloroethylene

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British Dictionary definitions for perchloroethylene

perchloroethylene

perchloroethene (pəˌklɔːrəʊˈɛθiːn)

/ (pəˌklɔːrəʊˈɛθɪliːn) /


noun
  1. a colourless liquid used as a dry-cleaning solvent. Formula: CCl 2 :CCl 2

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Scientific definitions for perchloroethylene

perchloroethylene

[ pər-klôr′ō-ĕthə-lēn′ ]


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