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acetone  n.  (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. Note: The term was once also applied to a number of bodies of similar constitution, more frequently called ketones. See Ketone.

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