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1. A colorless, flammable, volatile liquid, C6H14O2, used in perfumes and as a solvent.
2. Any of the class of compounds formed by combination of an aldehyde with two equivalent weights of alcohol.

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1. (Elements & Compounds) 1,1-diethoxyethane; a colourless volatile liquid used as a solvent and in perfumes. Formula: CH3CH(OC2H5)2
2. (Elements & Compounds) any organic compound containing the group -CH(OR1)OR2, where R1 and R2 are other organic groups
[C19: from German Azetal, from aceto- + alcohol]
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(ˈæs ɪˌtæl)

1. a colorless liquid, C6H14O2, used chiefly as a solvent and in making perfume.
2. any of a class of compounds of aldehydes with alcohols.
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Noun1.acetal - any organic compound formed by adding alcohol molecules to aldehyde moleculesacetal - any organic compound formed by adding alcohol molecules to aldehyde molecules
organic compound - any compound of carbon and another element or a radical
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