Meaning of acetone
Pronunciation: (as'i-tōn"), [key]
— n. Chem.
- a colorless, volatile, water-soluble, flammable liquid, CHO, usually derived by oxidation of isopropyl alcohol or by bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates: used chiefly in paints and varnishes, as a general solvent, and in organic synthesis. Also called
- acetone (Thesaurus)