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 The direct solvent method uses methylene chloride, coffee oil or ethyl acetate to dissolve the caffeine in the beans and extract it from the coffee, according to Clydesdale. Ella Lee, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2019 The US Environmental Protection Agency recognizes paints and varnishes as sources of common hazardous air pollutants, such as toluene and methylene chloride. CNN, 3 June 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of methylene chloride

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Methylene chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylene%20chloride. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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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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