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BENZENE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does benzene mean? 

BENZENE (noun)
  The noun BENZENE has 1 sense:

1. a colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds

  Familiarity information: BENZENE used as a noun is very rare.


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BENZENE (noun)


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Meaning:

A colorless liquid hydrocarbon; highly inflammable; carcinogenic; the simplest of the aromatic compounds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

benzene; benzine; benzol

Hypernyms ("benzene" is a kind of...):

aromatic hydrocarbon (a hydrocarbon that contains one or more benzene rings that are characteristic of the benzene series of organic compounds)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "benzene"):

benzene formula; benzene nucleus; benzene ring; Kekule formula (a closed chain of 6 carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms attached)


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