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aromatic

Chemistry (of an organic compound) having an unsaturated ring containing alternating double and single bonds, esp containing a benzene ring; exhibiting aromaticity

aromatic

[¦ar·ə¦mad·ik]
(organic chemistry)
Pertaining to or characterized by the presence of at least one benzene ring.
Describing those compounds having physical and chemical properties resembling those of benzene.
References in classic literature ?
As it burned it filled the air with a subtle and aromatic odor.
The subtle perfume of this undergrowth was mingled just then with scents from the wild mountain region and with the aromatic fragrance of young larch shoots, budding poplars, and resinous pines.
I may try to persuade myself that the sweetness overpowers it; I may call it a pleasant aromatic flavour; but say what I will, it is still there, and I cannot but taste it.
And as dubious goods or letters are passed through an oven at quarantine, sprinkled with aromatic vinegar, and then pronounced clean, many a lady, whose reputation would be doubtful otherwise and liable to give infection, passes through the wholesome ordeal of the Royal presence and issues from it free from all taint.
The heavy smell was replaced by the smell of aromatic vinegar, which Kitty with pouting lips and puffed-out, rosy cheeks was squirting through a little pipe.
Tepid water, strengthened with aromatic vinegar, for myself, and copious fumigation for my study, were the obvious precautions to take, and of course I adopted them.
Then turning to his companion: "This is the tribe that lives down the river; they are rather aromatic.
My adorable girl,' urged Mr Sparkler, 'try your aromatic vinegar.
We drag at the oars with aching arms, and suddenly a puff of wind, a puff faint and tepid and laden with strange odors of blossoms, of aromatic wood, comes out of the still night--the first sigh of the East on my face.
But the proposals also include an upgrade of the remaining Aromatics 1 plant at North Tees.
Retailers are also stocking Delicious Brands' Habitat Naturals, a collection of therapeutic bath items, and Habitat Aromatics, a line of home aromatics including reed diffusers, potpourri, candles and sprays in 10 scents.
Using advanced hydro-processing technology, the company converts crude oil molecules into extremely pure, colorless products, virtually free of aromatics, polar compounds and sulfur, according to this one-page bulletin.