chlorinated paraffin

noun

variants or less commonly chlorinated paraffin wax
: any of various pale yellow viscous liquids or resinous solids obtained by treating molten paraffin wax with chlorine and used chiefly as plasticizers, as additives for lubricants, and as weatherproofing and flameproofing agents for textiles

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“Chlorinated paraffin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorinated%20paraffin. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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