Definition of benzene noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

benzene

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbenziːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbenziːn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a clear liquid obtained from petroleum and coal tar, used in making plastics and many chemical products Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from benzoic acid + -ene.
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