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

  • n. A colorless volatile flammable liquid, CH3COOC2H5, used in perfumes, flavorings, lacquers, pharmaceuticals, and rayon and as a general solvent.

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  • n. The ethyl ester of acetic acid; CH3COOCH2CH3

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

  • n. a fragrant colorless flammable volatile liquid ester made from ethanol and acetic acid; used in flavorings and perfumes and as a solvent for plastics


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