wood tar


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wood tar

n.
A viscous black fluid that is a byproduct of the destructive distillation of wood and is used in pitch, preservatives, and medicines.
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wood tar

n
(Elements & Compounds) any tar produced by the destructive distillation of wood: used in producing tarred cord and rope and formerly in medicine as disinfectants and antiseptics
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wood′ tar`


n.
a dark, viscid wood product used to preserve timber, rope, etc., or distilled to yield creosote, oils, and pitch.
[1855–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wood tar - any tar obtained by the destructive distillation of wood
natural resin - a plant exudate
pine tar - a dark viscous substance obtained from the destructive distillation of pine wood
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Contaminants of concern at the site include wood tar chemicals, metals and volatile organic compounds.
This is consistent with it being a wood tar, which is mainly constituted of interlinked phenolic rings that can polymerize to varying degrees.
Instead, these gases condense along the walls of the stovepipe and chimney as creosote (wood tar) and soot.