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pyroligneous acid


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

  • n. A reddish-brown wood distillate containing acetic acid, methyl alcohol, acetone, and a tarry residue. Also called wood vinegar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A dark liquid, produced by the destructive distillation of wood, containing acetic acid, methanol, oils and tars; once used as a commercial source of acetic acid.

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

  • n. a red-brown liquid formed in distillation of wood which contains acetic acid, methanol, acetone, wood oils, and tars


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