aniline

noun
an·​i·​line | \ˈa-nᵊl-ən \

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)

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Plus, the full-grain aniline leather looks better with use. Bryan Rogala, Outside Online, "10 Products That Will Turn You Into a Grill Master," 13 July 2018 Also available is Wheat or Graphite upholstery, in standard leather or premium semi-aniline leather. star-telegram, "Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV brings elegance, technology to the family hauler," 30 June 2018 The Wheat semi-aniline leather comes with dark gray stitching and piping; the Graphite leather gets medium gray stitching and piping. star-telegram, "Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV brings elegance, technology to the family hauler," 30 June 2018 The interior of the door is a sycamore-walnut veneer and the seats are covered in diamond-quilted, semi-aniline leather all sourced from a single, century-old tannery (presumably from cows that were lovingly killed). Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Got $360K burning a hole in your pocket? Check out the Range Rover SV Coupe," 16 June 2018 The interior is a classy blend of yin and yang, with quilted and perforated gray semi-aniline leather seats on all three rows and a black dashboard. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "Infiniti Fancies Up the QX60 and QX80 with Limited Models," 23 Mar. 2018 Inside, the seats are covered with two-tone semi-aniline leather and faux suede, with contrast piping and contrast stitching in a quilted pattern. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "Infiniti Fancies Up the QX60 and QX80 with Limited Models," 23 Mar. 2018 More discoveries soon followed: magenta, Hofmann’s violet, Lyons blue, malachite green, Bismarck brown and aniline black. Bruce Falconer, New York Times, "What Is the Perfect Color Worth?," 28 Feb. 2018 In 1863, an even cheaper synthetic aniline black dye was developed. Shelley Puhak, The Atlantic, "The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress," 13 Oct. 2017

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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

noun
an·​i·​line | \ˈan-ᵊl-ən \

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)

Other Words from aniline

aniline adjective

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