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

  • n. A colorless volatile liquid, C2H5NH2, used in petroleum refining and detergents and in organic synthesis. Also called ethamine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a colourless, volatile liquid amine, CH3.CH2.NH2 having many industrial applications

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A colorless, mobile, inflammable liquid, C2H5.NH2, very volatile and with an ammoniacal odor. It is a strong base, and is a derivative of ammonia. Called also ethyl carbamine, and amido ethane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An organic base formed by the substitution of ethyl for all or part of the hydrogen of ammonia.


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