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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs.

Usage examples (27)
  • They detected a PAH called naphthalene - which was found in traditional mothballs and is now banned - in 16 of the 17 meat samples, ranging from 0.15 to 0.27 ug/m
  • The soil has low levels of lead and semi-volatile chemicals, such as naphthalene, which also need to be addressed.
  • There's still no information about other oil-related air toxic chemicals such as naphthalene or hydrogen sulfide, offshore.
  • The same thing applies to quinoline as compared to naphthalene. for more
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