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benzene


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benzene  \Ben"zene\,  n.  [From  {Benzoin}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  volatile,  very  inflammable  liquid,  {C6H6},  contained  in  the 
  naphtha  produced  by  the  destructive  distillation  of  coal, 
  from  which  it  is  separated  by  fractional  distillation.  The 
  name  is  sometimes  applied  also  to  the  impure  commercial 
  product  or  benzole,  and  also  but  rarely,  to  a  similar  mixed 
  product  of  petroleum. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  benzene 
  n  :  a  colorless  liquid  hydrocarbon;  highly  inflammable; 
  carcinogenic  [syn:  {benzine},  {benzol}] 




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