noun. a colorless flammable liquid obtained from petroleum or coal tar; used as a solvent for gums and lacquers and in high-octane fuels.
- dissolving agent
Example sentences of the word toluene
1. Noun, singular or mass
For example, a new foam mattress is usually sealed in plastic at the factory, but once you open it at home, chemicals, such as toluene, escape into the air.
Use a reputable brand of good quality strengthener, but avoid products that contain chemicals such as toluene sulfonamide or formaldehyde as they may cause redness or irritation of the skin, according to the Mayo Clinic.