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acetic acid

Definitions of acetic acid
  1. noun
    a colorless pungent liquid widely used in manufacturing plastics and pharmaceuticals
    synonyms: ethanoic acid
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    types:
    acetum
    a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug)
    trichloracetic acid, trichloroacetic acid
    a strong acid made by chlorinating acetic acid
    vinegar
    dilute acetic acid
    type of:
    carboxylic acid
    an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
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