Meaning of dichloromethane in English:

dichloromethane

Pronunciation /ˌdʌɪklɔːrəʊˈmiːθeɪn/ /dʌɪˌklɔːrəʊˈmiːθeɪn/

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noun

Chemistry
  • A volatile, sweet-smelling liquid used as a solvent, especially for the extraction of organic substances and as a component of paint removers.

    Formula: CH₂Cl₂.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Bridges (1844–1930), poet. From dichloro- + methane.