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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A clear, colorless organic acid, CH3COOH, with a distinctive pungent odor, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of rubber, plastics, acetate fibers, pharmaceuticals, and photographic chemicals. It is the chief acid of vinegar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A clear colourless organic acid, CH3COOH, formed by the oxidation of ethanol; it is used as a solvent and has very many industrial applications; it is the major acidic component of vinegar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals

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