- Used in ionization chambers; for degreasing wool; extracting oils from nuts, seeds, flowers; used as an insect fumigant for mills, warehouses, vaults, ships, freight cars; also as a soil fumigant.
* * *methyl bromide n a poisonous gaseous compound CH3Br used chiefly as a fumigant against rodents, worms, and insects
* * *a colorless gas soluble in alcohol and benzene, used in ionization chambers and fire extinguishers and as a reagent and fumigant; it is also found in automobile exhaust. If inhaled in excessive amounts it is neurotoxic, and if a solution touches the skin it causes blistering.
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methyl bromide — n. a colorless, poisonous gas, CH3Br, with an odor resembling chloroform, used as a refrigerant, fumigant, and in organic synthesis … English World dictionary
methyl bromide — Chem. a colorless, poisonous gas, CH3Br, used chiefly as a solvent, refrigerant, and fumigant and in organic synthesis. Also called bromomethane. [1900 05] * * * ▪ chemical compound also called bromomethane a colourless, nonflammable,… … Universalium
methyl bromide — noun a poisonous gas or liquid (CH3Br) used to fumigate rodents, worms, etc. • Hypernyms: ↑bromide * * * noun : a poisonous gaseous compound CH3Br used chiefly as a fumigant against rodents, worms, and insects; bromo methane * * * Chem. a… … Useful english dictionary
methyl bromide — noun Date: 1871 a poisonous gaseous compound CH3Br used chiefly as a fumigant against rodents, worms, and insects … New Collegiate Dictionary
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methyl bromide — meth′yl bro′mide n. chem. a colorless, poisonous gas, CH3Br, used as a solvent, refrigerant, and fumigant, and in organic synthesis • Etymology: 1900–05 … From formal English to slang
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