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Meaning of methyl ethyl ketone

meth'yl eth'yl ke'tone

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a colorless, flammable liquid, CHO, produced by synthesis or fermentation: used chiefly as a solvent, as a paint remover, and in the manufacture of plastics. Abbr.: MEK &hasp;Also called
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