Ben"zole, Ben"zol (?), n. [Benzoin + L. oleum oil.] Chem.
An impure benzene, used in the arts as a solvent, and for various other purposes. See Benzene.
⇒ It has great solvent powers, and is used by manufacturers of India rubber and gutta percha; also for cleaning soiled kid gloves, and for other purposes.
© Webster 1913.