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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: coal-tar creosote (0.00896 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to coal-tar creosote.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: coal-tar creosote coal-tar creosote n : a dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; used as a preservative for wood [syn: creosote]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Coal-tar creosote Creosote \Cre"o*sote\ (kr[=e]"[-o]*s[=o]t), n. [Gr. kre`as, gen. kre`ws, flesh + sw`zein to preserve.] (Chem.) Wood-tar oil; an oily antiseptic liquid, of a burning smoky taste, colorless when pure, but usually colored yellow or brown by impurity or exposure. It is a complex mixture of various phenols and their ethers, and is obtained by the distillation of wood tar, especially that of beechwood. [1913 Webster] Note: It is remarkable as an antiseptic and deodorizer in the preservation of wood, flesh, etc., and in the prevention of putrefaction; but it is a poor germicide, and in this respect has been overrated. Smoked meat, as ham, owes its preservation and taste to a small quantity of creosote absorbed from the smoke to which it is exposed. Carbolic acid is phenol[1] proper, while creosote is a mixture of several phenols. [1913 Webster] Coal-tar creosote (Chem.), a colorless or yellow, oily liquid, obtained in the distillation of coal tar, and resembling wood-tar oil, or creosote proper, in composition and properties. [1913 Webster]

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