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Meaning of CARBON TETRACHLORIDE

Pronunciation:  'kârbun `tetru'klowrId

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  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
 
 Synonyms: carbon tet, perchloromethane, tetrachloromethane
 
 See Also: dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent, tetrachloride

 

 

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 Related Terms: acid, automatic sprinkler, carbon tet, carbon-dioxide foam, deck gun, deluge set, extinguisher, fire apparatus, fire engine, fire hose, fire hydrant, fireplug, foam, foam extinguisher, Foamite, hook-and-ladder, ladder pipe, pumper, snorkel, soda, sprinkler, sprinkler head, sprinkler system, super-pumper, water, water cannon, wet blanket
 

 

 

 

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