Definition of xylidine in English:

xylidine

noun

  • 1Any one of six isomeric compounds that are derived from xylene and used in the manufacture of dyes.

    • ‘The total capacity annually is 3000 tons of xylidines.’
    • ‘This paper discusses the removal of xylidines from polluted waters by means of chemical oxidation methods.’
    • ‘Aryan is India's largest producer of p-cumidine and the only manufacturer of xylidines in the country.’
    • ‘Masson specified a dye he called Ponceau de xylidine for a variant of his trichrome staining method.’
    • ‘The treatment objective was to reduce concentrations of xylidines in soil by 90% from approximately 5,000 ppm to 500 ppm.’
    • ‘A special attention will be given to the treatment of the groundwaters and soil of the Keila-Joa former missile base territory contaminated with the two-component rocket fuel containing xylidines and triethylamine.’
    • ‘BMW dedicated a large amount of development work to different combinations of amines, xylidines and anilines which comprised their Tonka fuel series.’
    1. 1.1A mixture of xylidine isomers in the form of an oily liquid.
      • ‘Xylidines are typically yellow liquids (except 3,4-xylidine which is solid) that darken when exposed to air and light.’

Pronunciation:

xylidine

/-din//ˈzili-//ˈzīliˌdēn/