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Meaning of methyl isobutyl ketone

meth'yl isobu'tyl ke'tone

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a colorless, slightly water-soluble, flammable liquid, CHO, having a pleasant odor: used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, gums, resins, fats, waxes, and oils. Also called
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