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chloropicrin

[klawr-uh-pik-rin, -pahy-krin, klohr-] /ˌklɔr əˈpɪk rɪn, -ˈpaɪ krɪn, ˌkloʊr-/
noun, Chemistry, Military
1.
a colorless, somewhat oily, water-insoluble, poisonous liquid, CCl 3 NO 2 , that causes lachrymation and headache: used as an insecticide, a fungicide, in organic synthesis, and as a war gas.
Also, chlorpicrin.
Also called nitrochloroform.
Origin of chloropicrin
1885-1890
1885-90; chloro-2 + picr(ic acid) + -in2
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Examples from the web for chloropicrin
  • Current chloropicrin labels are not restrictive to use.
  • chloropicrin is used for fumigation, to sterilize soil and seed.
British Dictionary definitions for chloropicrin

chloropicrin

/ˌklɔːrəʊˈpɪkrɪn/
noun
1.
a colourless insoluble toxic lachrymatory liquid used as a pesticide and a tear gas; nitrotrichloromethane. Formula: CCl3NO2
Word Origin
C20: from chloro- + picro- + -in
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