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fume cupboard

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Definition of fume cupboard in English:

noun

British
A ventilated enclosure in a chemistry laboratory, in which harmful volatile chemicals can be used or kept.
Example sentences
  • A ‘cut out’ under the fume cupboard to get my chair under, or the use of a portable fume cupboard, would be perfectly adequate for me to use.
  • The lipids were extracted with petroleum ether for 7 h, after which the fish were left for 2 h in a fume cupboard for the petroleum ether to evaporate.
  • Anyone who uses the chemical is advised to do so in a fume cupboard.

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