acetone: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (as'i-tōn"), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. 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
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