methylene chloride

noun
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of methylene chloride

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

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1880

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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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