noun. ['ˈɛθəˌliːn'] a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic.
- leaded gasoline
- unleaded gasoline
Rhymes with Ethylene
Sentences with ethylene
PEGS having 1,000 or more ethylene glycol units per polymeric product are waxy solids.
2. Noun, singular or mass
The release of ethylene gas from these fruits can cause the carrots to have a bitter taste.
3. Verb, base form
Avoid placing bulbs near fruits and vegetables because the exposure to ethylene gas will cause damage.