acetone :

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

  • Britain was desperate for acetone, needed to make explosives.
  • He developed Standard Oil's tube--tank process of cracking oil, found the formula for cheap acetone to fireproof airplane wings in World War I, made plastics an exact and .
  • 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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