acetone acetone  /ˈæ sə ˌtoʊn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics

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Usage(s):

  1. Britain was desperate for acetone, needed to make explosives.
  2. The bombmakers combine acetone and phosphate with water in a large bowl and put the mixture out to dry on roofs or balconies.

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