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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 formerly as a disinfectant. It can cause severe neurological disturbances if inhaled in strong concentrations.
3. A blackish residue formed, as on the inside of a flue, through condensation of volatile compounds released by incomplete combustion of wood or other fuel.
tr.v. cre·o·sot·ed, cre·o·sot·ing, cre·o·sotes
To treat or paint with coal-based creosote.

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

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


Past participle: creosoted
Gerund: creosoting

Imperative
creosote
creosote
Present
I creosote
you creosote
he/she/it creosotes
we creosote
you creosote
they creosote
Preterite
I creosoted
you creosoted
he/she/it creosoted
we creosoted
you creosoted
they creosoted
Present Continuous
I am creosoting
you are creosoting
he/she/it is creosoting
we are creosoting
you are creosoting
they are creosoting
Present Perfect
I have creosoted
you have creosoted
he/she/it has creosoted
we have creosoted
you have creosoted
they have creosoted
Past Continuous
I was creosoting
you were creosoting
he/she/it was creosoting
we were creosoting
you were creosoting
they were creosoting
Past Perfect
I had creosoted
you had creosoted
he/she/it had creosoted
we had creosoted
you had creosoted
they had creosoted
Future
I will creosote
you will creosote
he/she/it will creosote
we will creosote
you will creosote
they will creosote
Future Perfect
I will have creosoted
you will have creosoted
he/she/it will have creosoted
we will have creosoted
you will have creosoted
they will have creosoted
Future Continuous
I will be creosoting
you will be creosoting
he/she/it will be creosoting
we will be creosoting
you will be creosoting
they will be creosoting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been creosoting
you have been creosoting
he/she/it has been creosoting
we have been creosoting
you have been creosoting
they have been creosoting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been creosoting
you will have been creosoting
he/she/it will have been creosoting
we will have been creosoting
you will have been creosoting
they will have been creosoting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been creosoting
you had been creosoting
he/she/it had been creosoting
we had been creosoting
you had been creosoting
they had been creosoting
Conditional
I would creosote
you would creosote
he/she/it would creosote
we would creosote
you would creosote
they would creosote
Past Conditional
I would have creosoted
you would have creosoted
he/she/it would have creosoted
we would have creosoted
you would have creosoted
they 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"
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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
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creosote

[ˈkriːəsəʊt] ncréosote f
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creosote

nKreosot nt
vtmit Kreosot streichen
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creosote

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

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

n. creosota, líquido aceitoso gen. usado como desinfectante y como expectorante catarral.
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M2 PRESSWIRE-August 6, 2019-: Global Creosote Oil Industry Analysis 2019, Market Growth, Trends, Opportunities Forecast To 2024
Apart from electricity generation Coal was the important raw material for chemical and manufacturing industries and many chemicals formed during the process like creosote oil, naphthalene, phenol, pyridine, benzene, toluene, xylene, ethylene, propylene, polyesters, plastics, synthesis gas, acetic acid, acetic anhydride.
Refined coal tar is used in the manufacture of a range of chemicals such as pitch, creosote oil, dyes, nylon naphthalene, phenol, pyridine, benzene, ethylene, propylene, polyesters, plastics, synthesis gas, acetic acid, acetic anhydride, ammonia gas, recovered from coke ovens is used in the manufacture of ammonia salts, nitric acid and various types of fertilizers.
The Nikko Maru, which was loaded with 1,000 tons of creosote oil, a flammable liquid, was partially submerged after catching fire.
(As a point of reference, a common brick used in home construction today measures 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 8 inches.) Some contractors used wooden dowels to lock the blocks together; however, Olcott said his method was to brace the blocks from each side of the roadbed and then seal the joints with "pitch, creosote oil, and some tar."