acetin

acetin

[as-i-tin]
noun Chemistry.
a colorless, thick, hygroscopic liquid, C 5 H 10 O 4 : used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives.


Origin:
1870–75; acet- + -in2

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acetin

noun
any of three liquid acetates that are formed when acetic acid and glycerin are heated together 
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