Meaning of ANILINE in English


[an.i.line] n [G Anilin, fr. Anil indigo, fr. F, fr. Pg, fr. Ar an-nil the indigo plant, fr. Skt nili indigo, fr. fem. of nila dark blue] (1850): an oily liquid poisonous amine obtained esp. by the reduction of nitrobenzene and used chiefly in organic synthesis (as of dyes)

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