perchloroethylene

[ per-klawr-oh-eth-uh-leen, -klohr- ]
/ pərˌklɔr oʊˈɛθ əˌlin, -ˌkloʊr- /

noun Chemistry.

Origin of perchloroethylene

First recorded in 1870–75; perchloro- + ethylene
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British Dictionary definitions for perchloroethylene

perchloroethylene

perchloroethene (pəˌklɔːrəʊˈɛθiːn)

/ (pəˌklɔːrəʊˈɛθɪliːn) /

noun

a colourless liquid used as a dry-cleaning solvent. Formula: CCl 2 :CCl 2
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Science definitions for perchloroethylene

perchloroethylene

[ pər-klôr′ō-ĕthə-lēn′ ]

See tetrachloroethylene.
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