American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
GermanAnilin (coined by German Chemist Carl Julius Fritzsche). From Portugueseanil (“indigo”) + -in (“-ine (organic compounds)”).
Aniline Sentence Examples
When heated with aniline it yields phenol and acetanilide.
It has an increasing trade in iron, timber, coal and agricultural products, a trade which is fostered by a harbour opened in 1897; and also large factories for making aniline dyes and soda.
Its solvent power is also utilized in the production of various colouring fluids, where the colouring matter would not dissolve in water alone; thus aniline violet, the tinctorial constituents of madder, and various allied colouring matters dissolve in glycerin, forming liquids which remain coloured even when diluted with water, the colouring matters being either retained in suspension or dissolved by the glycerin present in the diluted fluid.