chlorinated paraffin

noun
variants: or less commonly chlorinated paraffin wax

Definition of chlorinated paraffin

: 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 21 Jan. 2021.

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