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- n. olefiant gas, or ethylene
- n. any of the series of unsaturated hydrocarbons of which ethylene is a type
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A general name of hydrocarbons having the formula CnH2n, homologous with ethylene: so called from their property of forming oily compounds with bromine and chlorin, like Dutch oil or liquid.
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- n. any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon
From olefiant. (Wiktionary)