Acetone (noun)

  1. Acetone is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid with a characteristic odor. It is used as a solvent and as an intermediate in the synthesis of other chemicals.
  2. Acetone is a ketone that is the simplest and smallest ketone. It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid with a characteristic odor.

Origin:

Acetone is derived from the french ac├ętone, which in turn was derived from the german word azeton.

Examples:

  1. She wiped the spill of acetone from the counter.
  2. He used acetone to remove the residue from the surface.
  3. The nail polish remover contained high amounts of acetone.
  4. The scientist mixed acetone with other chemicals to form a new compound.
  5. Acetone evaporated quickly, leaving behind no trace.
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