Definition of acetone
: 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
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Acetone and ethyl acetone generally don’t cause such injuries.
How to read the Hun’s letter without noticeably opening it: mix copper acetyl arsenic with three ounces acetone.
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Origin and Etymology of acetone
German Azeton, from Latin acetum
First Known Use: 1837See Words from the same year
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