carbon tetrachloride definition

  • noun:
    • A poisonous, nonflammable, colorless liquid, CCl4, used in fire extinguishers so when a dry-cleaning liquid.
    • The halogenated hydrocarbon tetrachloromethane; a toxic, non-inflammable liquid, used as a solvent, in dry cleansing as well as in fire extinguishers.
    • a colorless nonflammable liquid used as a solvent for fats and essential oils; due to its poisoning its use as a cleaning substance or fire extinguisher features declined

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