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.

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

wood′ tar`


n.
a dark, viscid wood product used to preserve timber, rope, etc., or distilled to yield creosote, oils, and pitch.
[1855–60]
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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Instead, these gases condense along the walls of the stovepipe and chimney as creosote (wood tar) and soot.