pyroacetic spirit
Pyroacetic Pyr`o*a*ce"tic, a. [Pyro- + acetic: cf. F. pyroac['e]tique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, and designating, a substance (acetone) obtained by the distillation of the acetates. It is now called also {pyroacetic ether}, and formerly was called {pyroacetic spirit}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pyroacetic — Pyr o*a*ce tic, a. [Pyro + acetic: cf. F. pyroac[ e]tique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, and designating, a substance (acetone) obtained by the distillation of the acetates. It is now called also {pyroacetic ether}, and formerly was called {pyroacetic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyroacetic ether — Pyroacetic Pyr o*a*ce tic, a. [Pyro + acetic: cf. F. pyroac[ e]tique.] (Chem.) Pertaining to, and designating, a substance (acetone) obtained by the distillation of the acetates. It is now called also {pyroacetic ether}, and formerly was called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spirit — 1. noun /ˈspɪɹɪt,ˈspiɹɪt,ˈspɪɹɪt/ a) The undying essence of a human. The soul. School spirit is at an all time high. b) A supernatural being, often but not exclusively without physical form; ghost, fairy, angel …   Wiktionary

  • Acetone — Ac e*tone, n. [See {Acetic}.] (Chem.) A volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, obtained by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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