1. naphthalene

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.


  • mothball
  • hydrocarbon
  • camphor ball

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Words that Rhyme with Naphthalene

  • abilene
  • acetylene
  • acrolein
  • allene
  • aniline
  • arlene
  • carlene
  • darleen
  • darlene
  • dryclean
  • ellene
  • ethylene
  • evaleen
  • gasoline
  • kathlene
  • magdalene
  • marlene
  • maybelline
  • mescaline
  • methylene

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.

2. Adverb
Although paradichlorobenzene is less dangerous than naphthalene, it still can have serious side effects for cats.

3. Adjective
Chemical mothballs are made from either naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene.