dioxane

noun
di·​ox·​ane | \ dī-ˈäk-ˌsān How to pronounce dioxane (audio) \
variants: or less commonly dioxan \ dī-​ˈäk-​ˌsan How to pronounce dioxane (audio) , -​sən \

Definition of dioxane

: a flammable toxic liquid diether C4H8O2 used especially as a solvent

Examples of dioxane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The talk at parties was about a toxic plume from a landfill, dioxane, and contaminants in the soil from a nearby nuclear laboratory. Bob Morris, Town & Country, 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of dioxane

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Dioxane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dioxane. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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dioxane

noun
di·​ox·​ane | \ dī-ˈäk-ˌsān How to pronounce dioxane (audio) \
variants: also dioxan \ -​sən How to pronounce dioxane (audio) , -​ˌsan How to pronounce dioxane (audio) \

Medical Definition of dioxane

: a flammable toxic liquid C4H8O2 used especially as a solvent and as a clearing agent for histological preparations

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