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ethylene dibromide

noun, Chemistry
1.
EDB.
Also called ethylene bromide.
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  • ethylene dibromide degrades in the atmosphere by reacting with photochemically-produced hydroxyl radicals.
  • ethylene dibromide was used in the past as an additive to leaded gasoline and as a fumigant.
  • That's when ethylene dibromide gas, used to disinfest bananas and other fruits of any hitchhiking fruit flies, was banned.

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