noun. ['ˈnæfθəˌliːn'] a white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs.
- camphor ball
Words that Rhyme with Naphthalene
Example sentences of the word naphthalene
1. Noun, singular or mass
Mothballs are made out of naphthalene and para-dichlorobenzene, two pesticides that have a very strong odor.
Although paradichlorobenzene is less dangerous than naphthalene, it still can have serious side effects for cats.
Chemical mothballs are made from either naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene.