di·​chlo·​ro·​eth·​ane (ˌ)dī-ˌklȯ-rō-ˈe-ˌthān How to pronounce dichloroethane (audio)
: a colorless toxic liquid compound C2H4Cl2 that is used chiefly as a solvent

Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dichloroethane was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Dichloroethane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dichloroethane. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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