Definition of perchloroethylene in English:

perchloroethylene

Line breaks: per|chloro|ethyl|ene
Pronunciation: /pəˌklɔːrəʊˈɛθɪliːn
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A toxic colourless volatile solvent used commonly as a dry-cleaning fluid. Also called tetrachloroethylene.
    • Chemical formula: Cl2CCCl2
    More example sentences
    • The toxic solvent, perchloroethylene, is used to dry clean clothes.
    • The primary solvent used in dry cleaning is perchloroethylene, also known as tetrachloroethylene and commonly known as perc.
    • One of those toxic chemicals was the dry cleaning solvent, perchlorethylene.

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