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Hydrocarbons derived from petroleum, characterized by a ring-like molecular structure and 'sweet' or aromatic odor. Benzene, tolune, and xylene are the most common aromatics, and are used as chemical feedstocks, solvents, and as additives to gasoline to raise its octane rating.

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You need to be careful when you are taking in the aromatics because even though they smell good they are bad for you.
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I was not at all interested in aromatics and juvt wanted my teacher to stop talking about them so we could break for lunch.
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The aromatics were of considerable value to our new business partner so we pressed him for details on their value to himself.
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