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trichloroethylene Syllabification: tri·chlo·ro·eth·yl·ene
Pronunciation: /trīˌklôrōˈeTHəlēn/

Definition of trichloroethylene in English:

noun

Chemistry
A colorless volatile liquid used as a solvent and formerly as an anesthetic.
  • Chemical formula: CCl2CHCl
Example sentences
  • But many other chemicals linked to reproductive health problems, including xylene, trichloroethylene, phenols, and acetone, remain in use.
  • Even dry-cleaning fluid, which is generally trichloroethylene, can be made from acetylene.
  • The same applies to the solvents, save that chloroform and trichloroethylene were handled only in small quantities for laboratory use.

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