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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The first known use of methyl acetate was in 1885

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