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Meaning of pyroligneous acid

pyrolig'neous ac'id

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a yellowish, acidic, water-soluble liquid, containing about 10 percent acetic acid, obtained by the destructive distillation of wood: used for smoking meats. Also called
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