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Meaning of creosote

cre•o•sote

Pronunciation: (krē'u-sōt"), [key]
— n., v., -sot•ed, -sot•ing.
—n.
  1. an oily liquid having a burning taste and a penetrating odor, obtained by the distillation of coal and wood tar, used mainly as a preservative for wood and as an antiseptic.
  2. See
—v.t.
  1. to treat with creosote.
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