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coal tar

n.
A viscous black liquid containing numerous organic compounds that is obtained by the destructive distillation of coal and used as a roofing, waterproofing, and insulating compound and as a raw material for many dyes, drugs, and paints.
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coal tar

n
(Elements & Compounds) a black tar, produced by the distillation of bituminous coal, that can be further distilled to yield benzene, toluene, xylene, anthracene, phenol, etc
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coal′ tar`


n.
a viscid black liquid obtained by distillation of coal, used in making dyes, drugs, and other synthetic compounds.
[1775–85]
coal′-tar`, adj.
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coal tar

A thick, sticky, black liquid obtained by heating coal in the absence of air. It is used as a raw material for many dyes, drugs, and paints.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coal tar - a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coalcoal tar - a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds
tar, pitch - any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
naphthalene - a white crystalline strong-smelling hydrocarbon made from coal tar or petroleum and used in organic synthesis and as a fumigant in mothballs
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Translations

coal tar

ncatrame m minerale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

coal tar

n alquitrán m de hulla
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