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ac·e·tone

 (ăs′ĭ-tōn′)
n.
A colorless, volatile, extremely flammable liquid ketone, C3H6O, widely used as an organic solvent. It is one of the ketone bodies that accumulate in the blood and urine when fat is being metabolized.

ac′e·ton′ic (-tŏn′ĭk) adj.

acetone

(ˈæsɪˌtəʊn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless volatile flammable pungent liquid, miscible with water, used in the manufacture of chemicals and as a solvent and thinner for paints, varnishes, and lacquers. Formula: CH3COCH3. Systematic name: propanone
[C19: from German Azeton, from aceto- + -one]
acetonic adj

ac•e•tone

(ˈæs ɪˌtoʊn)

n.
a volatile, flammable liquid, C3H6O, used in paints and varnishes, as a solvent, and in organic synthesis.
[1830–40]
ac`e•ton′ic (-ˈtɒn ɪk) adj.

ac·e·tone

(ăs′ĭ-tōn′)
A colorless, extremely flammable liquid, C3H6O, that is widely used as a solvent, for example in nail-polish remover.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acetone - the simplest ketoneacetone - the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics
ketone - any of a class of organic compounds having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals
dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
Translations
AzetonDimethylketonPropanonAceton
אצטון
aceton
acetonă

acetone

[ˈæsɪtəʊn] Nacetona f

acetone

[ˈæsɪtəʊn] nacétone f

acetone

nAceton nt, → Azeton nt

acetone

[ˈæsɪtəʊn] nacetone m

ac·e·tone

n. acetona, sustancia fragante usada como solvente y que se observa en cantidad excesiva en casos de diabetes.

acetone

n acetona
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