HyperDic: benzene

English > 1 sense of the word benzene:
NOUNsubstancebenzene, benzine, benzola colorless liquid hydrocarbon
benzene > pronunciation
Soundsbehnziy'n; beh'nziyn
RhymesAberdeen ... wolverine / Wolverine: 192 rhymes with iyn...
English > benzene: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds.
Synonymsbenzine, benzol
Narrowerbenzene formula, benzene ring, benzene nucleus, Kekule formulaA closed chain of 6 carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms attached
Broaderaromatic hydrocarbonA hydrocarbon that contains one or more benzene rings that are characteristic of the benzene series of organic compounds
Spanishbenceno, benzol
Catalanbenzè, benzol
Adjectivesbenzenoidsimilar to benzene in structure or linkage

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