acetone /ˈasɪtəʊn/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

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[Chemistry] a colourless volatile liquid ketone made by oxidizing isopropanol, used as an organic solvent and synthetic reagent.

●Alternative name: propanone; chem. formula: CH3COCH3.
– origin mid 19th cent.: from acetic acid + -one.

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