Stoddard solvent

Stod·​dard solvent | \ ˈstädə(r)d- \
variants: or less commonly Stoddard's solvent

Definition of Stoddard solvent

: a straight-run petroleum naphtha fraction of low flammability containing principally aliphatic hydrocarbons and conforming to specifications (such as water-white color, distillation range 300° to 400° F, and flash point over 100° F) for use chiefly in dry cleaning — compare petroleum spirit

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History and Etymology for Stoddard solvent

from the name Stoddard

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“Stoddard solvent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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