carbon disulfide

carbon disulfide n a colorless flammable poisonous liquid CS2 used as a solvent for rubber and as an insect fumigant called also carbon bisulfide

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a colorless, flammable, poisonous liquid, CS2, used as a solvent, as a fruit preservative, and for numerous other industrial purposes. Excessive inhalation of its fumes causes carbon disulfide poisoning (q.v.).

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  • carbon disulfide — n. a heavy, volatile, colorless liquid, CS2, highly flammable and poisonous, used as a solvent, insecticide, etc …   English World dictionary

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  • carbon disulfide — a clear, colorless or faintly yellow, poisonous, flammable liquid, CS2, used chiefly in the manufacture of cellophane, viscose rayon, and pesticides and as a solvent for fats, resins, and rubber. Also called carbon bisulfide. [1865 70] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • carbon disulfide — noun A binary compound of carbon and sulfur, CS, a colourless liquid with a not unpleasant smell; used as a specialist solvent, and in the manufacture of organosulfur compounds. Syn: carbon bisulfide …   Wiktionary

  • carbon disulfide — noun Date: 1869 a colorless flammable poisonous liquid CS2 used as a solvent for rubber and as an insect fumigant called also carbon bisulfide …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carbon disulfide — noun a toxic colorless flammable liquid (CS2); used in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane and carbon tetrachloride and as a solvent for rubber • Hypernyms: ↑compound, ↑chemical compound …   Useful english dictionary

  • carbon disulfide — car′bon disul′fide n. chem. a clear flammable liquid, CS2, used in making cellophane, rayon, and pesticides and as a solvent • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Carbon disulfide (data page) — This page provides supplementary chemical data on carbon disulfide. Material Safety Data Sheet The handling of this chemical may incur notable safety precautions. It is highly recommend that you seek the Material Safety Datasheet (MSDS) for this… …   Wikipedia

  • carbon disulfide poisoning — a condition occurring in workers who excessively inhale fumes of carbon disulfide; characteristics include weakness, sleeplessness, and visual impairment, and sometimes gastric ulcers, encephalopathy, and paralysis …   Medical dictionary

  • Carbon diselenide — Carbon diselenide …   Wikipedia

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