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volatile hydrocarbon [1 record]

Record 1 2010-10-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Drugs and Drug Addiction
  • Petrochemistry
DEF

Organic solvents and aerosols derived from distilled petroleum and natural gas.

CONT

A volatile hydrocarbon is also known as an inhalant or a deliriant.

OBS

[Volatile hydrocarbons] include substances like glue which are inhaled for their euphoric and intoxicating effects.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Drogues et toxicomanie
  • Chimie du pétrole
DEF

Composé formé uniquement de carbone et d'hydrogène. La principale source actuelle d'hydrocarbures est constituée par le pétrole brut et les gaz naturels. Certains de ces composés sont aspirés pour leurs effets enivrants.

OBS

volatil (adjectif) : Qui passe spontanément ou facilement à l'état de vapeur.

OBS

L'adjectif «volatile», avec un «e», est à éviter dans ce sens. Il signifie «Qui peut voler, qui a des ailes», ou encore «formé d'oiseaux»!

Spanish

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