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trichloroethylene

Definitions

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

  • noun A dense, colorless, nonflammable, toxic liquid chlorinated alkene, C2HCl3, used to degrease metals, as an extraction solvent for oils and waxes, as a refrigerant, in dry cleaning, and as a fumigant.

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  • noun organic chemistry the unsaturated chlorinated hydrocarbon C(Cl)2=CHCl used as an industial solvent

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  • noun a heavy colorless highly toxic liquid used as a solvent to clean electronic components and for dry cleaning and as a fumigant; causes cancer and liver and lung damage

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Examples

  • •By far, the most common contaminant is a chlorinated solvent called trichloroethylene, or "trike," and its breakdown products -- substances known to cause birth defects and cancer and reaching concentrations thousands of times higher than federal drinking water standards allow.

    Space program's environmental cleanup could take decades

  • •By far, the most common contaminant is a chlorinated solvent called trichloroethylene, or "trike," and its breakdown products -- substances known to cause birth defects and cancer and reaching concentrations thousands of times higher than federal drinking water standards allow.

    Space program's environmental cleanup could take decades

  • Department of Education officials closed Bronx New School on Jerome Ave. late last month after finding high levels of a cancer-causing poison called trichloroethylene, or TCE, there.

    NY Daily News

  • The lawsuits _ a class-action case involving about 200 people and another case filed by the would-be developers of a condominium project _ seek unspecified financial compensation for property that owners say is worthless because of the contamination from a degreaser called trichloroethylene, also known as TCE.

    TheSunNews.com: Local

  • The Myrtle Beach lawsuits involve AVX's use of a degreaser called trichloroethylene, or TCE, which has been linked with cancer and other illnesses.

    TheSunNews.com: Local

  • The Myrtle Beach lawsuits involve AVX's use of a degreaser called trichloroethylene, or TCE, which has been linked with cancer and other illnesses.

    TheSunNews.com: Local

  • The Myrtle Beach lawsuits involve AVX's use of a degreaser called trichloroethylene, or TCE, which has been linked with cancer and other illnesses.

    TheSunNews.com: Local

  • The Myrtle Beach lawsuits involve AVX's use of a degreaser called trichloroethylene, or TCE, which has been linked with cancer and other illnesses.

    TheSunNews.com: Local

  • The Myrtle Beach lawsuits involve AVX's use of a degreaser called trichloroethylene, or TCE, which has been linked with cancer and other illnesses.

    TheSunNews.com: Local

  • The Myrtle Beach lawsuits involve AVX's use of a degreaser called trichloroethylene, or TCE, which has been linked with cancer and other illnesses.

    TheSunNews.com: Local

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