trichloroethylene

trichloroethylene
noun
a heavy colorless highly toxic liquid used as a solvent to clean electronic components and for dry cleaning and as a fumigant; causes cancer and liver and lung damage
Syn: ↑trichloroethane, ↑TCE
Hypernyms: ↑ethylene, ↑ethene

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