acetone

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a colourless liquid that has a sweetish smell and is flammable, used as a solvent and in the manufacture of organic chemicals. It is formed in the body after vomiting or as a result of diabetes.

Construction

  • A highly flammable organic solvent used with lacquers, paint thinners, paint removers, and resins.

Food

  • noun a colourless volatile substance formed in the body after vomiting or during diabetes.

Wine

  • a sharp but sweet and fruity smell that is normally caused by esters
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