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Definition 1: a white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs - [noun denoting substance]

(naphthalene is a kind of ...) an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen

(... is made of the substance naphthalene) a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing

(... is made of the substance naphthalene) a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds

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