from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made by the destructive distillation of wood.
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- adj. Produced from wood by the action of heat, especially by destructive distillation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or designating, the acid liquid obtained in the distillation of wood, consisting essentially of impure acetic acid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Generated or procured by the distillation of wood. Also pyrolignous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a substance produced by the effect of heat on wood, especially by destructive distillation
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Wood vinegar, also known as pyroligneous acid, is the sap or fluid derived from tree cells.
To prevent these injuries so hurtful to commerce the employment of different substances should be tried such as pyroligneous acid, the chloride of lime, the bichloride of mercury.
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The metal bottle holding a pint of pyroligneous ether fuel next to it had exploded, sending shrapnel flying in all directions but evidently just barely passing over their heads as they huddled in the tent.
“But the men have to understand that they may not waste even a lump, drop, or drip of coal, lamp oil, pyroligneous fuel, or ether for the spirit stoves.”
The expedition would be out of food, coal, oil, pyroligneous ether for lamp fuel, and rum.
All, claimed to be based on a traditional Japanese system, are teabag-like pads containing wood vinegar (aka pyroligneous acid) and other ingredients such as herbs and minerals.
In this stage pyroligneous liquids in the form of methanol and acetic acids are expelled and a small amount of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide is emitted (Fernandes, 1991).
The fourth stage occurs at 200 to 300 degrees where a substantial proportion of the light tars and pyroligneous acids are produced.
He was the first, I believe, to distil wood for the production of pyroligneous acid; and he purified it by "torrefying" the acetate of lime formed by its neutralization, and distilling with oil of vitriol.
The Taylor process (experiment No. 21) used a solution of sulphide of calcium in pyroligneous acid.