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Tolstoyan
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toluene definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a colorless flammable liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar; used as a solvent for gums and lacquers and in high-octane fuels [syn: toluene, methylbenzene]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French tolučne, from tolu balsam from the tropical American tree Myroxylon balsamum, from Spanish tolú, from Santiago de Tolú, Colombia Date: 1855 a liquid aromatic hydrocarbon C7H8 that resembles benzene but is less volatile, flammable, and toxic and is used especially as a solvent, in organic synthesis, and as an antiknock agent for gasoline

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a colourless aromatic liquid hydrocarbon derivative of benzene, orig. obtained from tolu, used in the manufacture of explosives etc. Also called methyl benzene. Derivatives: toluic adj. toluol n. Etymology: TOLU + -ENE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Toluene Tol"u*ene, n. [Tolu + benzene.] (Chem.) A hydrocarbon, C6H5.CH3, of the aromatic series, homologous with benzene, and obtained as a light mobile colorless liquid, by distilling tolu balsam, coal tar, etc.; -- called also methyl benzene, phenyl methane, etc.




 


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