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(also benzole /ˈbɛnzəʊl/)
Crude benzene used as a fuel.
- In addition to the tyres, the shed also contained a number of 45-gallon drums of benzole, rubber solution and paraffin.
- For example, chloroform causes liver cancer in female but not male mice; and though benzol and arsenic are carcinogenic in humans, they ‘are not so in any of the rodent species commonly used in experimental laboratories’.
- The air reeked of oil, fat, benzole and burnt flesh.
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