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decahydronaphthalene

[dek-uh-hahy-droh-naf-thuh-leen, -nap-] /ˌdɛk əˌhaɪ droʊˈnæf θəˌlin, -ˈnæp-/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, aromatic liquid, C 10 H 18 , insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol and ether: used as a solvent for oils, fats, etc., in cleaning fluids, lubricants, etc.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; deca- + hydro-2 + naphthalene
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