Meaning of trichloroethylene

tri•chlo•ro•eth•yl•ene

Pronunciation: (trī-klôr"ō-eth'u-lēn", -klōr"-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a colorless, poisonous liquid, CHCl, used chiefly as a degreasing agent for metals and as a solvent, esp. in dry cleaning, for fats, oils, and waxes. Abbr.: TCE
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