from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A clear, colorless organic acid, C2H4O2, with a distinctive pungent odor, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of rubber, plastics, acetate fibers, pharmaceuticals, and photographic chemicals. It is the chief acid of vinegar.
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- noun organic chemistry A
clear colourless organicacid, CH3COOH, formed by the oxidationof ethanol; it is used as a solventand has very many industrial applications; it is the major acidic componentof vinegar.
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- noun a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
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