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.

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