[ UK /ˈɛθɪlˌiːn/ ]
[ US /ˈɛθəˌɫin/ ]
  1. a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
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How To Use ethylene In A Sentence

  • The easiest way to support vine crops like cucumbers and tomatoes is to tie their stems to polyethylene string running from a support bar attached to ceiling hooks or from a support frame.
  • The typical sewage ejector toilet consists of a pedestal made of polyethylene, which acts as a base for mounting the toilet.
  • Straits director Eric Lim said an ethylene dichloride (EDC) plant was in the planning stages and would be budgeted for separately. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • Teflon is a fluorocarbon polymer known by the chemical name polytetrafluoroethylene.
  • Recently, it has been shown that young Citrus fruitlets are able to synthesize ethylene in a manner that resembles the system II pathway of the climacteric fruits.
  • I've got PhpBB 3.0.5 installed with a forum theme called polyethylene which I got it from here.
  • The detector itself consisted of a 100,000-gallon tank filled with tetrachloroethylene, a solvent used in dry cleaning. Times, Sunday Times
  • BARRY: This may be very difficult, because they're using HMTD, which is hexamethylene triperoxide diamine. CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2007
  • For the manufacturer to insist the Swiss Diamond pans contain no Teflon whatsoever when it is made primarily from polytetrafluoroethylene, the chemical widely known as Teflon, is extremely deceptive. Consumer fraud alert: Swiss Diamond non-stick cookware made with same chemical as Teflon
  • Struk is a lighting fixture made of a steel round structure covered by pieces of white noninflammable polyethylene mesh and plastic strips in white colour too. Church Point House by Utz-Sanby Architects
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