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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acetone  \Ac"e*tone\,  n.  [See  {Acetic}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  volatile  liquid  consisting  of  three  parts  of  carbon,  six  of 
  hydrogen,  and  one  of  oxygen;  pyroacetic  spirit,  --  obtained 
  by  the  distillation  of  certain  acetates,  or  by  the 
  destructive  distillation  of  citric  acid,  starch,  sugar,  or 
  gum,  with  quicklime. 
 
  Note:  The  term  in  also  applied  to  a  number  of  bodies  of 
  similar  constitution,  more  frequently  called  ketones. 
  See  {Ketone}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acetone 
  n  :  a  highly  inflammable  liquid  ketone  widely  used  as  an  organic 
  solvent  and  as  material  for  making  plastics  [syn:  {propanone}] 




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