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Definition #1 for "acetone"

the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics


Definition #2 for "acetone"

A volatile liquid (CH3.CO.CH3); pyroacetic spirit; methyl ketone; -- obtained by fermentation, the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime. It is commonly used as a solvent.


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