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Acetone Definition

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[n] the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics


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\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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