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NOUN (1)

1. the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics;
[syn: acetone, propanone, dimethyl ketone]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

acetone \ac"e*tone\ ([a^]s"[-e]*t[=o]n), n. [See Acetic.] (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster +PJC] Note: The term was once also applied to a number of bodies of similar constitution, more frequently called ketones. See Ketone. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

acetone n 1: the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics [syn: acetone, propanone, dimethyl ketone]