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  • noun acetonitrile a colourless organic chemical, CH3CN, used chiefly as a solvent 3
  • noun acetonitrile Acetonitrile is a colorless liquid which smells like ether and is used as an extractant (= a liquid used to obtain a substance from another liquid), solvent, and intermediate (= a substance that is formed in one stage of a synthesis, and used in the next stage). 3
  • noun acetonitrile a colorless, poisonous, water-soluble liquid, C 2 H 3 N, having an etherlike odor: used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent. 1
  • noun acetonitrile (organic chemistry) The simplest organic cyanide or nitrile, CH3CN. 0
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