methyl-acetate

methyl acetate

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, flammable, volatile liquid, C 3 H 6 O 2 , the methyl ester of acetic acid, having a fragrant odor, used chiefly as a solvent.

Origin:
1900–05

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methyl acetate
 
n
a colourless volatile flammable liquid ester with a fragrant odour, used as a solvent, esp in paint removers. Formula: CH3COOCH3

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