carbon tet

carbon tet
noun
a colorless nonflammable liquid used as a solvent for fats and oils; because of its toxicity its use as a cleaning fluid or fire extinguisher has declined
Hypernyms: ↑solvent, ↑dissolvent, ↑dissolver, ↑dissolving agent, ↑resolvent, ↑tetrachloride

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