aniline

noun
an·​i·​line | \ ˈa-nə-lən How to pronounce aniline (audio) \

Definition of aniline

: an oily liquid poisonous amine C6H5NH2 obtained especially by the reduction of nitrobenzene and used chiefly in organic synthesis (as of dyes)

Examples of aniline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Medical personnel at Rubicon’s first-aid center quickly diagnosed the problem: He had been exposed to aniline, a toxic chemical used to make plastics. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, 3 Jan. 2021 Less than a pound of aniline was released in the incident. Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, 3 Jan. 2021 The interior of my test truck was wrapped in soft black aniline leather. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Oct. 2020 The interior of my test truck was wrapped in soft black aniline leather. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Oct. 2020 The interior of my test truck was wrapped in soft black aniline leather. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Oct. 2020 The interior of my test truck was wrapped in soft black aniline leather. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Oct. 2020 The interior of my test truck was wrapped in soft black aniline leather. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Oct. 2020 The interior of my test truck was wrapped in soft black aniline leather. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of aniline

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aniline

German Anilin, from Anil indigo, from French, from Portuguese, from Arabic al-nīl the indigo plant, from Sanskrit nīlī indigo, from feminine of nīla dark blue

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“Aniline.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aniline. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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aniline

noun
an·​i·​line | \ ˈan-ᵊl-ən How to pronounce aniline (audio) \

Medical Definition of aniline

: an oily liquid poisonous amine C6H5NH2 obtained especially by the reduction of nitrobenzene and used chiefly in organic synthesis (as of dyes and pharmaceuticals)

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aniline adjective

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