from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An oily liquid, (CH3)2C:CHCOCH3, obtained from acetones and used as a solvent and in lacquers, paints, and varnishes.
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- n. An α,β-unsaturated ketone, a colourless volatile liquid with a strong peppermint odour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a volatile liquid having the odor of peppermint, obtained by certain dehydrating agents from acetone; -- formerly called also dumasin.
Greek mesītēs, mediator (from its use as an intermediate in organic synthesis) (from mesos, middle; see meso-) + -yl.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)