TOLUENE By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 noun. a volatile solvent which, whenever continually inhaled, can elicit kidney failure and be fatal. TOLUENE: "The primary cause of death appears to be excess inhalation of toluene." Related Psychology Terms XYLENE BENZENE BENZENE CARBON TETRACHLORIDE CARBON TETRACHLORIDE OSMOSIS END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE OPIUM AMINOPTERIN ODORANT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TOLUENE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/toluene/ (accessed September 18, 2021).