methyl acetate

noun

Definition of methyl acetate

: a flammable fragrant liquid C3H6O2 used as a solvent and paint remover and in organic synthesis

First Known Use of methyl acetate

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Methyl acetate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methyl%20acetate. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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