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acetal a colorless, flammable, volatile liquid compound used as a solvent, in perfumes and cosmetics, in organic synthesis, and to induce hypnosis. [1/2 definitions]
acetaldehyde a colorless, flammable, organic solvent.
acetone a chemical compound, highly volatile and flammable, used in making compounds and as a solvent, as in paints.
acetylene a highly flammable colorless gas used esp. to cut and weld metal and to give light.
alcohol one of a class of colorless, flammable, and volatile liquids that in pure form is contained in beverages such as beer, wine, and whiskey, and causes intoxication when drunk to excess; ethanol. [1/3 definitions]
benzene a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, obtained from petroleum and coal tar and used in or to make a wide variety of chemical products, such as insecticides, motor fuels, and solvents.
benzine a colorless, liquid mixture of flammable hydrocarbons, used as a solvent in cleaning and dyeing and as a motor fuel.
butadiene a flammable gas used in producing paint and synthetic rubber.
butane a flammable gas used for fuel and for producing synthetic rubber.
celluloid a flammable, brittle material used esp. for motion picture film. [1/2 definitions]
chlorobenzene a colorless flammable liquid widely used in solvents and in organic synthesizing.
combustible able to ignite and burn; flammable. [2/3 definitions]
dittany a perennial plant that bears white or purple flowers that emit a flammable gas; gas plant. [1/3 definitions]
ether a very volatile, flammable liquid compound of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen, used as a solvent and formerly as an anesthetic. [1/4 definitions]
ethyl acetate a colorless flammable volatile liquid made from ethyl alcohol and acetic acid that has a fruity aroma and is used in the making of perfumes and other products and as a solvent.
ethyl alcohol a colorless, quickly evaporating, flammable liquid, used in medicine and industry, and occurring in intoxicating beverages; alcohol.
ethyl chloride a gas that becomes a volatile flammable liquid under pressure, made from ethyl alcohol and hydrogen chloride and used as a solvent and local anesthetic and in the making of tetraethyl lead.
ethylene a colorless, flammable organic gas used in coloring citrus fruit, making organic synthetics, and anesthesia.
gas a flammable gas or mixture of gases, esp. when used for heating, cooking, or lighting. [1/14 definitions]
gasoline a volatile, flammable liquid of hydrocarbons, derived from petroleum and used primarily as fuel for internal-combustion engines.
heptane a flammable hydrocarbon distilled from petroleum and used in products such as fuels and solvents.