creosote


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cre·o·sote

 (krē′ə-sōt′)
n.
1. A colorless to yellowish oily liquid containing phenols and creosols, obtained by the destructive distillation of wood tar, especially from the wood of a beech, and formerly used as an expectorant in treating chronic bronchitis.
2. A yellowish to greenish-brown oily liquid containing phenols and creosols, obtained from coal tar and used as a wood preservative and disinfectant. It can cause severe neurological disturbances if inhaled in strong concentrations.
tr.v. cre·o·sot·ed, cre·o·sot·ing, cre·o·sotes
To treat or paint with creosote.

[German Kreosot : Greek kreas, flesh; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots + Greek sōtēr, preserver (from sōzein, to save; see teuə- in Indo-European roots).]

creosote

(ˈkrɪəˌsəʊt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless or pale yellow liquid mixture with a burning taste and penetrating odour distilled from wood tar, esp from beechwood, contains creosol and other phenols, and is used as an antiseptic
2. (Elements & Compounds) Also called: coal-tar creosote a thick dark liquid mixture prepared from coal tar, containing phenols: used as a preservative for wood
vb
(Building) to treat (wood) with creosote
[C19: from Greek kreas flesh + sōtēr preserver, from sōzein to keep safe]
creosotic adj

cre•o•sote

(ˈkri əˌsoʊt)

n., v. -sot•ed, -sot•ing. n.
1. an strong-smelling, oily liquid obtained by the distillation of coal and wood tar, used as a wood preservative and as an antiseptic.
v.t.
2. to treat with creosote.
[< German Kreosote (1832) < Greek kreo-, comb. form of kréas flesh + sōtēr preserver]
cre`o•sot′ic (-ˈsɒt ɪk) adj.

cre·o·sote

(krē′ə-sōt′)
A yellow or brown oily liquid obtained from coal tar and used as a wood preservative and disinfectant.

creosote


Past participle: creosoted
Gerund: creosoting

Imperative
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creosote
Present
I creosote
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you creosote
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Preterite
I creosoted
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we creosoted
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Present Continuous
I am creosoting
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he/she/it is creosoting
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Present Perfect
I have creosoted
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Past Continuous
I was creosoting
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Past Perfect
I had creosoted
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Future
I will creosote
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Future Perfect
I will have creosoted
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Future Continuous
I will be creosoting
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been creosoting
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been creosoting
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been creosoting
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Conditional
I would creosote
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Past Conditional
I would have creosoted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creosote - a colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tarcreosote - a colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar; used as an antiseptic
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
creosol - a colorless to yellow aromatic liquid that is a constituent of creosote
2.creosote - a dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; used as a preservative for wood
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
Verb1.creosote - treat with creosote; "creosoted wood"
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
Translations
سائِل الكريزوت لِحِفظ الأحشاب
kreozot
kreosoltræimprægneringsmiddel
karbolsav
kreósót
kreozotas
kreozots
kreozot
katran ruhukreozot

creosote

[ˈkrɪəsəʊt]
A. Ncreosota f, chapote m (Mex)
B. VTechar creosota a

creosote

[ˈkriːəsəʊt] ncréosote f

creosote

nKreosot nt
vtmit Kreosot streichen

creosote

[ˈkrɪəˌsəʊt]
1. ncreosoto
2. vtdare il creosoto a

creosote

(ˈkriəsout) noun
an oily liquid obtained from coal tar, used in preserving wood.

cre·o·sote

n. creosota, líquido aceitoso gen. usado como desinfectante y como expectorante catarral.
References in classic literature ?
Poor Tom has got a dreadful toothache, and I came down to find some creosote for him.
Number One has had the misfortune to tread in the creosote.
He had to accept eau-de-Cologne and to refuse creosote in consequence; but that was easy.
Migration of creosote and its components from treated piling sections in a marine environment.
Coal tar creosote can also negatively affect the environment.
The same rules will ban garden centres from selling creosote, following concerns that it is carcinogenic.
Creosote, the common but environmentally unfriendly wood preservative used through most of the 20th century, was banned in Maine 10 years ago.
A DELICATE operation to remove creosote, a very toxic compound found illegally dumped in the port of Waterford, was under way yesterday.
Among the targets for this method are solvents such as creosote, tetrachloroethylene, and trichloroethylene, many of which are known or reasonably anticipated to be human carcinogens, according to the National Toxicology Program.
Like Skinner, Mr Creosote wanted more of everything, but he exploded in the middle of a crowded restaurant after uttering the immortal words: "Better get a bucket.
According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, creosote is the prime cause of nearly 50,000 fires in home chimneys each year, including those connected to fireplaces and solidfuel stoves.
Also, the report analyzes the US market for Wood Preservative Chemicals for the following segments - Creosote, Pentachlorophenol, CCA, and Others.