Meaning of ANILINE in English


n. a colourless oily liquid, used in the manufacture of dyes, drugs, and plastics.

Phrases and idioms:

aniline dye

1. any of numerous dyes made from aniline.

2 any synthetic dye.

Etymology: G Anilin f. Anil indigo (from which it was orig. obtained), ult. f. Arab. an-nil

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.