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xylene

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Etymology

From Ancient Greek ξύλον ‘wood’ + -ene.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈzaɪliːn/

Noun

Singular
xylene

Plural
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  1. (chemistry) Any of a group of three isomeric aromatic hydrocarbons, di-methyl-benzene, found in coal and wood tar.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 262:
      [...] proceeding, desperately, from such opiated catarrh preparations as Collis Brown's Mixture on to cocainized brain tonics, cigarettes soaked in absinthe, xylene in unventilated rooms, and so on [...].

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