Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A colorless, liquid organic compound, C3H3N, used in the manufacture of acrylic rubber and fibers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a colorless liquid compound (H2C:CH.CN); used as raw material for acrylic fibers, and as a solvent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun organic chemistry A toxic colourless liquid organic compound, CH2=CH.CN, synthesized from propylene and ammonia; used as a monomer in the production of acrylic resins and synthetic rubber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a colorless liquid unsaturated nitrile made from propene

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[acryl(ic resin) + nitrile.]

Examples

  • His report also rapped Ottawa for not doing enough to combat emissions of a noxious substance called acrylonitrile, which is produced when manufacturing synthetic rubber.

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  • So inventors cast around for something to do with propylene and discovered it can be turned into something called acrylonitrile, which can be made into those acrylic outdoor carpets.

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  • So inventors cast around for something to do with propylene and discovered it can be turned into something called acrylonitrile, which can be made into those acrylic outdoor carpets.

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  • So inventors cast around for something to do with propylene and discovered it can be turned into something called acrylonitrile, which can be made into those acrylic outdoor carpets.

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  • So inventors cast around for something to do with propylene and discovered it can be turned into something called acrylonitrile, which can be made into those acrylic outdoor carpets.

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  • In addition to greenhouse gas reductions, the report looked at new regulations to reduce the release of toxic and carcinogenic emissions such as benzene, a chemical that is released from gas pumps and acrylonitrile, which is used to manufacture synthetic rubber.

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  • Nobody learns the lubricants or the acrylonitrile or the gold production business at university.

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  • The motor utilizes polybutadiene acrylonitrile (PBAN) propellant.

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  • The motor utilizes polybutadiene acrylonitrile (PBAN) propellant.

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  • Nobody learns the lubricants or the acrylonitrile or the gold production business at university.

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