trichloroethylene

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noun tri·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene \-ˈe-thə-ˌlēn\

Definition of trichloroethylene

  1. :  a nonflammable toxic liquid C2HCl3 used especially as an industrial solvent

Circa 1919

First Known Use of trichloroethylene

circa 1919


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trichloroethylene

noun tri·chlo·ro·eth·y·lene
variants: also

trichlorethylene

\-ˈeth-ə-ˌlēn\play

Medical Definition of trichloroethylene

  1. :  a nonflammable liquid C2HCl3 used as a solvent and in medicine as an anesthetic and analgesic—abbreviation TCE


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