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A colorless volatile liquid used as a solvent and formerly as an anesthetic.
- ‘Even dry-cleaning fluid, which is generally trichloroethylene, can be made from acetylene.’
- ‘But many other chemicals linked to reproductive health problems, including xylene, trichloroethylene, phenols, and acetone, remain in use.’
- ‘Poplar plants have already been used to remove atrazine, trichloroethylene and selenium from polluted soils.’
- ‘Men employed in the fur industry also proved to be at risk, possibly related to use of dyes or chemicals such as trichloroethylene.’
- ‘The same applies to the solvents, save that chloroform and trichloroethylene were handled only in small quantities for laboratory use.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.