XYLENE By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 noun. a volatile solvent which, whenever continually breathed in, can elicit kidney failure and death. XYLENE: "Xylene is used as a solvent but should not be inhaled all the time. " Related Psychology Terms TOLUENE BENZENE BENZENE END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE CARBON TETRACHLORIDE CARBON TETRACHLORIDE OSMOSIS AMINOPTERIN SHAKEN BABY VITAL CAPACITY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "XYLENE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/xylene/ (accessed October 26, 2020).