Xylene



any of three oily, colorless, water-insoluble, flammable, toxic, isomeric liquids, c 8 h 10 , of the benzene series, obtained mostly from coal tar: used chiefly in the manufacture of dyes.
historical examples

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noun
an aromatic hydrocarbon existing in three isomeric forms, all three being colourless flammable volatile liquids used as solvents and in the manufacture of synthetic resins, dyes, and insecticides; dimethylbenzene. formula: c6h4(ch3)2 also called xylol
n.
xylene (zī-lēn’, zī’lēn’) also xylol
(zī-lēn’, zī’lēn’)

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