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A colorless volatile flammable liquid, C4H8O2, used in perfumes, flavorings, lacquers, pharmaceuticals, and rayon and as a general solvent.
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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless volatile flammable fragrant liquid ester, made from acetic acid and ethanol: used in perfumes and flavourings and as a solvent for plastics, etc. Formula: CH3COOC2H5
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a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, C4H8O2, having a fragrant fruitlike odor: used in perfumes and flavorings and as a solvent for paints, varnishes, and lacquers.
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|Noun||1.||ethyl acetate - a fragrant colorless flammable volatile liquid ester made from ethanol and acetic acid; used in flavorings and perfumes and as a solvent for plastics|
ester - formed by reaction between an acid and an alcohol with elimination of water
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