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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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(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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a dark, viscid wood product used to preserve timber, rope, etc., or distilled to yield creosote, oils, and pitch.
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|Noun||1.||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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