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meth'ylene chlo'ride



Chem.
a colorless, volatile liquid, CH2Cl2, used chiefly as a solvent, as a refrigerant, and as a local anesthetic in dentistry. Also called meth'ylene dichlo'ride, dichloromethane.

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methylene bluemethylene group
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