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acetic acid

n.
A clear, colorless organic acid, C2H4O2, with a distinctive pungent odor, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of rubber, plastics, acetate fibers, pharmaceuticals, and photographic chemicals. It is the chief acid of vinegar.

acetic acid

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless pungent liquid, miscible with water, widely used in the manufacture of acetic anhydride, vinyl acetate, plastics, pharmaceuticals, dyes, etc. Formula: CH3COOH. Systematic name: ethanoic acid See also glacial acetic acid, vinegar

ace′tic ac′id


n.
a colorless, pungent liquid, C2H4O2, the essential constituent of vinegar: used chiefly in the manufacture of acetate fibers, solvents, and flavoring agents.
[1800–10]

a·ce·tic acid

(ə-sē′tĭk)
A clear, pungent acid, C2H4O2, occurring naturally in vinegar and also produced commercially. It is used as a solvent and in making rubber, cellulose acetate plastics, paints, and dyes.
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Noun1.acetic acid - a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticalsacetic acid - a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
Cataflam, diclofenac potassium - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Cataflam)
diclofenac sodium, Voltaren - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Voltaren) that is administered only orally
etodolac, Lodine - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Lodine)
Indocin, indomethacin - a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Indocin)
ketorolac, Torodal - nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (trade name Torodal) that is given only orally
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acetum - a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug)
carboxylic acid - an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
trichloracetic acid, trichloroacetic acid - a strong acid made by chlorinating acetic acid
vinegar - dilute acetic acid
Translations
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