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Meaning of ethyl acetate

eth'yl ac'etate

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, CHO, having a fragrant, fruitlike odor: used chiefly as a scent in the manufacture of perfumes, flavorings, and confections, and as a solvent for paints, varnishes, and lacquers. Also called
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