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ˈæn l ɪn, -ˌaɪn; -ɪnani·line

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aniline, aniline oil, aminobenzine, phenylaminenoun

    oily poisonous liquid amine obtained from nitrobenzene and used to make dyes and plastics and medicines


  1. anilinenoun

    The simplest aromatic amine, CHNH, synthesized by the reduction of nitrobenzene; it is a colourless oily basic poisonous liquid used in the manufacture of dyes and pharmaceuticals.

    Etymology: Anilin (coined by German Chemist w:Carl Julius Fritzsche). From anil + -in.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anilinenoun

    an organic base belonging to the phenylamines. It may be regarded as ammonia in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced by the radical phenyl. It is a colorless, oily liquid, originally obtained from indigo by distillation, but now largely manufactured from coal tar or nitrobenzene as a base from which many brilliant dyes are made

    Etymology: [See Anil.]

  2. Anilineadjective

    made from, or of the nature of, aniline

    Etymology: [See Anil.]


  1. Aniline

    Aniline, phenylamine or aminobenzene is an organic compound with the formula C6H5NH2. Consisting of a phenyl group attached to an amino group, aniline is the prototypical aromatic amine. Being a precursor to many industrial chemicals, its main use is in the manufacture of precursors to polyurethane. Like most volatile amines, it possesses the somewhat unpleasant odor of rotten fish. It ignites readily, burning with a smoky flame characteristic of aromatic compounds.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aniline

    an′il-in, n. a product of coal-tar extensively used in dyeing and other industrial arts. [Port. anil, indigo, from which it was first obtained.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Aniline

    a colourless transparent oily liquid, obtained chiefly from coal-tar, and extensively used in the production of dyes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aniline in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aniline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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