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Noun: carbon tetrachloride  'kaa(r)-bun ,te-tru'klo,rId
  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 tet, tetrachloromethane, perchloromethane

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

Encyclopedia: Carbon tetrachloride