1. hexane

noun. ['ˈhɛkseɪn'] a colorless flammable liquid alkane derived from petroleum and used as a solvent.


  • alkane series
  • solvent
  • dissolving agent
  • paraffin series
  • dissolver
  • dissolvent
  • methane series
  • alkane
  • paraffin

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Words that Rhyme with Hexane

  • cyclohexane

Example sentences of the word hexane

1. Adjective
Extract the oil from the cake fragments using hexane extraction or cold pressing.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Manufacturers process refined shea butter in large plants using chemicals, such as hexane.