Kamus Online  
suggested words
Advertisement

Online Dictionary: translate word or phrase from Indonesian to English or vice versa, and also from english to english on-line.
Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: creosote (0.00937 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to creosote.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: creosote creosote n 1: a colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar; used as an antiseptic 2: a dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; used as a preservative for wood [syn: coal-tar creosote] v : treat with creosote; “creosoted wood”
English → English (gcide) Definition: 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] Creosote \Cre"o*sote\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Creosoted (-s?"t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Creosoting.] To saturate or impregnate with creosote, as timber, for the prevention of decay.

Advertisement


Touch version | Disclaimer