methylene chloride

noun

Definition of methylene chloride

: a toxic nonflammable liquid CH2Cl2 used especially as a solvent, paint remover, and aerosol propellant

Examples of methylene chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Volatile organic compounds, such as benzene, naphthalene and methylene chloride, have a low boiling point and can be dispersed into the air easily. Max Horberry, Star Tribune, "After wildfires stop burning, a danger in the drinking water," 8 Oct. 2020 Volatile organic compounds, such as benzene, naphthalene and methylene chloride, have a low boiling point and can be dispersed into the air easily. Max Horberry, Star Tribune, "After wildfires stop burning, a danger in the drinking water," 8 Oct. 2020 Volatile organic compounds, such as benzene, naphthalene and methylene chloride, have a low boiling point and can be dispersed into the air easily. Max Horberry, Star Tribune, "After wildfires stop burning, a danger in the drinking water," 8 Oct. 2020 Volatile organic compounds, such as benzene, naphthalene and methylene chloride, have a low boiling point and can be dispersed into the air easily. Max Horberry, Star Tribune, "After wildfires stop burning, a danger in the drinking water," 8 Oct. 2020 Volatile organic compounds, such as benzene, naphthalene and methylene chloride, have a low boiling point and can be dispersed into the air easily. Max Horberry, New York Times, "After Wildfires Stop Burning, a Danger in the Drinking Water," 2 Oct. 2020 Environmentalists had urged the EPA to go even further and ban methylene chloride for commercial use, too, as the Obama administration had sought. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "EPA busts Amazon and eBay for selling fraudulent products claiming to kill COVID-19," 11 June 2020 Product listings on eBbay cited by the EPA included 55-gallon drums of methylene chloride, usually used as a paint stripper, that were marketed as a coronavirus disinfectant. Jennifer A. Dlouhy, BostonGlobe.com, "EPA tells Amazon, EBay to stop shipping unproven COVID goods," 11 June 2020 The eBay listing discovered by EPA investigators had marketed the drums of methylene chloride as a coronavirus disinfectant, as well as a paint stripper. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "EPA busts Amazon and eBay for selling fraudulent products claiming to kill COVID-19," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of methylene chloride

1880, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Methylene chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylene%20chloride. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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methylene chloride

noun

Medical Definition of methylene chloride

: a nonflammable liquid CH2Cl2 formerly used as an inhalation anesthetic but now used especially as a solvent, paint remover, and aerosol propellant

called also dichloromethane

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