Crossword clues for olefin
The Collaborative International Dictionary
olefin \o"le*fin\, olefine \o"le*fine\([=o]"l[-e]*f[i^]n or
(Chem.) Olefiant gas, or ethylene. See Ethylene.
Hence: (Chem.) Any one of the series of unsaturated hydrocarbons of which ethylene is the type; a member of the alkene series of hydrocarbons; an alkene.
n. (context organic chemistry English) Any of a class of unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbons such as ethylene; an alkene with only one carbon-carbon double bond.
- redirect Alkene
Usage examples of "olefin".
Nowadays everything was synthetic - polyester, acrylic, olefin - but this sofa was made in the days before man-made fibers became popular.