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Meaning of vinyl acetate

vi'nyl ac'etate

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, easily polymerized, water-insoluble liquid, CHO, produced by the reaction of acetylene and acetic acid: used chiefly in the manufacture of plastics, films, paints, and adhesives.
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