methylene chloride

methylene chloride
meth′ylene chlo′ride
chem. a colorless, volatile liquid, CH2Cl2, used chiefly as a solvent, refrigerant, and local anesthetic in dentistry

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  • methylene chloride — Chem. a colorless, volatile liquid, CH2Cl2, used chiefly as a solvent, as a refrigerant, and as a local anesthetic in dentistry. Also called methylene dichloride, dichloromethane. [1875 80] * * * ▪ chemical compound also called  dichloromethane … …   Universalium

  • methylene chloride — noun a nonflammable liquid used as a solvent and paint remover and refrigerant • Syn: ↑dichloromethane • Hypernyms: ↑chloride * * * noun : a low boiling nonflammable liquid CH2Cl2 used chiefly as a solvent, paint remover, refrigerant, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • methylene chloride — Mobile liquid with a pungent odor; harmful vapor. Organic solvent used for cellulose acetate plastic; degreasing and cleaning fluids; and in food processing. Pharmaceutical aid ( …   Medical dictionary

  • methylene chloride — noun Date: 1880 a toxic nonflammable liquid CH2Cl2 used especially as a solvent, paint remover, and aerosol propellant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • methylene chloride — noun dichloromethane …   Wiktionary

  • Methylene chloride —   A colorless liquid, nonexplosive and practically nonflammable. Used as a refrigerant in centrifugal compressors, a solvent for organic materials, and a component in nonflammable paint removers.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information… …   Energy terms

  • methylene chloride — /mɛθəlin ˈklɔraɪd/ (say methuhleen klawruyd) noun → dichloromethane …  

  • Methylene blue — Methylene blue …   Wikipedia

  • Methylene green — IUPAC name [7 (dimethylamino) 4 nitrophenothiazin 3 ylidene] dimethylazanium chloride …   Wikipedia

  • methylene blue — noun a dark green dye used as a stain, an antiseptic, a chemical indicator, and an antidote in cyanide poisoning • Syn: ↑methylthionine chloride • Hypernyms: ↑stain, ↑thiazine * * * noun Usage: sometimes capitalized M&B : a basic dye of the… …   Useful english dictionary

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