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Definition of Acetone

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volatile flammable liquid used as a general solvent (Chemistry)
Acetone Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, -- obtained by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime.
  
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acetone
\ac"e*tone\ (&?;), n. [see acetic.] (chem.) a volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, -- obtained by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime.
note: the term in also applied to a number of bodies of similar constitution, more frequently called ketones. see ketone.


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 acetone body 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics
(synonym) propanone, dimethyl ketone
(hypernym) ketone
Acetone Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
A flammable, liquid compound used widely in industry as a solvent for many organic substances.
Acetone Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Technical English by wpv
A filler added to acetylene cylinders, capable of absorbing 25 times its own volume of acetylene.
Acetone Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Integrated Circuit Terminology
chemical formula CH3COCH3, acetone is a flammable solvent used primarily to clean-up  positive photoresist. Acetone is commonly sold as a 100% solution and has a density of 0.79Kg/L. Skin contact and breathing acetone vapor should be avoided.
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Acetone Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
This is about the chemical compound. For the band, see Acetone (band).
Acetone (systematically named propanone) is the organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO. It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, and is the simplest ketone.

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Acetone Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
film and video
An organic liquid chemical used in the manufacture of some types of film cement. Also used to clean film splicing equipment. (Film Editing)
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Acetone Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
noun
colourless, volatile substance, used in nail varnish, also formed in the body after vomiting or during diabetes