Definitions

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

  • n. A colorless, flammable ketone, CH3COCH2CH3, used in lacquers, paint removers, cements and adhesives, cleaning fluids, and celluloid. Also called methyl ethyl ketone.

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  • n. A simple aliphatic ketone, CH3CH2COCH3, prepared industrially as a solvent, for use in the manufacture of paints etc.

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

  • n. colorless soluble flammable liquid ketone used as a solvent for resins and as a paint remover and in lacquers and cements and adhesives and cleaning fluids and celluloid

Etymologies

butan(e) + -one.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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