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 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).]

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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we creosote
you creosote
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Preterite
I creosoted
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Present Continuous
I am 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 ?
Number One has had the misfortune to tread in the creosote. You can see the outline of the edge of his small foot here at the side of this evil-smelling mess.
"Poor Tom has got a dreadful toothache, and I came down to find some creosote for him.
He had to accept eau-de-Cologne and to refuse creosote in consequence; but that was easy.
M2 PRESSWIRE-August 6, 2019-: Global Creosote Oil Industry Analysis 2019, Market Growth, Trends, Opportunities Forecast To 2024
This week, a Wallasey resident has complained about creosote leaking out from a pole onto the pavement, causing a "mess" due to the materials not being able to withstand higher temperatures.
And the perennial favourite is the creosote gag because Carl once got it wrong.
Creosote has a long history of successful use as a wood preservative (Hartford 1973).
Creosote is the number one reason why you should know how to clean a chimney.
QWE have many railway sleepers in our garden that seem to leak creosote when the sun shines on them.
Before burning in wood stoves and fireplaces this fall, people should have their fireplace chimneys cleaned to remove any creosote buildup from last year, Ney said.