WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
di•ox•ane  (dī oksān),USA pronunciation n. [Chem.]
  1. Chemistrya colorless, flammable, liquid cyclic ether, C4H8O2, having a faint, pleasant odor: used chiefly in the varnish and silk industries and as a dehydrator in histology.
  • di-1 + ox(y)-2 + -ane 1910–15

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