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chlorobenzene

[klawr-uh-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen, klohr-] /ˌklɔr əˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin, ˌkloʊr-/
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1.
a colorless, volatile, water-insoluble, flammable liquid, C 6 H 5 Cl, having an almondlike odor, prepared from benzene by chlorination: used as a solvent for resins, paints, and lacquers, and in the synthesis of benzene derivatives, as DDT and certain drugs and perfumes.
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chlorobenzene

/ˌklɔːrəʊˈbɛnziːn/
noun
1.
a colourless volatile flammable insoluble liquid with an almond-like odour, made from chlorine and benzene and used as a solvent and in the preparation of many organic compounds, esp phenol and DDT. Formula: C6H5Cl
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a colourless, mobile liquid with a penetrating almondlike odour; it belongs to the family of organic halogen compounds and is used as a solvent and starting material for the manufacture of other organic compounds.

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