HyperDic: ethylene

English > 1 sense of the word ethylene:
NOUNsubstanceethylene, ethenea flammable colorless gaseous alkene
ethylene > pronunciation
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English > ethylene: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic.
Narrowertrichloroethylene, trichloroethane, TCEA heavy colorless highly toxic liquid / liquid used as a solvent to clean electronic components and for dry cleaning and as a fumigant
Broaderalkene, olefine, olefinAny unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon
gasA fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

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