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Noun: tetrachloromethane  ,te-tru,klo-row'me,theyn [N. Amer], ,te-tru,klo-row'mee,theyn [Brit]
  1. A colourless 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
    - carbon tetrachloride, carbon tet, perchloromethane

Type of: dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent, tetrachloride

Encyclopedia: Tetrachloromethane