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pyroligneous

[pahy-ruh-lig-nee-uh s] /ˌpaɪ rəˈlɪg ni əs/
adjective
1.
produced by the distillation of wood.
Also, pyrolignic.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; pyro- + ligneous
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  • End products of the process are gases, pyroligneous acids and tars, and char.
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pyroligneous

/ˌpaɪrəʊˈlɪɡnɪəs/
adjective
1.
(of a substance) produced by the action of heat on wood, esp by destructive distillation
Word Origin
C18: from French pyroligneux, from pyro- + ligneuxligneous
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