Olefin Definition

ōlə-fĭn
olefins
noun
olefins
Webster's New World
Any of a class of unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbons having at least one double bond.
American Heritage
A fiber or fabric made of this material.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Olefin

Noun

Singular:
olefin
Plural:
olefins

Origin of Olefin

  • French (gaz) oléfiant oil-forming (gas), ethylene Latin oleum oil oil French -fiant present participle of -fier -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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