Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

acetone

play
noun ac·e·tone \ˈa-sə-ˌtōn\

Definition of acetone

  1. :  a volatile fragrant flammable liquid ketone C3H6O used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis and found in abnormal quantities in diabetic urine

acetonicplay \ˌa-sə-ˈtä-nik\ adjective



Medical Dictionary

acetone

play
noun ac·e·tone \ˈas-ə-ˌtōn\

Medical Definition of acetone

  1. :  a volatile fragrant flammable liquid ketone C3H6O used chiefly as a solvent and in organic synthesis and found in abnormal quantities in diabetic urine—called also propanone

acetonic \ˌas-ə-ˈtän-ik\play adjective




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up acetone? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a timid, meek, or unassertive person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

perplex disapprove soothe reduce
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ