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Definition of "dioxane" [dioxane]

  • A flammable, potentially explosive, colorless liquid, C4H8O2, used as a solvent for fats, greases, and resins and in various products including paints, lacquers, glues, cosmetics, and fumigants. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dioxane" in a sentence
  • "Method, and other companies that produced green cleaning products were When testing around a hundred "cosmetic, personal care and household cleaning formulas, [the Association] found that nearly 50\% of them contained detectable levels of 1,4-dioxane, which is known to cause cancer in lab animals.""
  • "The organization said it tested 48 products from 22 companies for 1,4-dioxane, which is used as a solvent in chemical manufacturing."
  • "The government hasn't banned the use of dioxane in baby products or cosmetics, even though they can seep through lotions into the skin."