methylene chloride

noun

Definition of methylene chloride

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

First Known Use of methylene chloride

1880


Medical Dictionary

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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