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acetin

[as-i-tin] /ˈæs ɪ tɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, thick, hygroscopic liquid, C 5 H 10 O 4 : used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; acet- + -in2
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