a colorless, liquid ether, CHO, prepared from ethylene oxide or glycol and used as a solvent for fats, etc. and in cosmetics, deodorants, etc.
Origin of dioxanedi- + ox- + -ane
A flammable, potentially explosive, colorless liquid, C4H8O2, that is used as a solvent for fats, greases, and resins and in various products including paints, lacquers, glues, cosmetics, and fumigants.
Origin of dioxanedi–1 + ox(o)– + –ane.