a yellowish, acidic, water-soluble liquid, containing about 10 percent acetic acid, obtained by the destructive distillation of wood: used for smoking meats.
the crude reddish-brown acidic liquid obtained by the distillation of wood and containing acetic acid, methanol, and acetone Also called wood vinegar
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[pahy-ruh-lahyz] /ˈpaɪ rəˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), pyrolized, pyrolizing. Chemistry. 1. to subject (a substance) to pyrolysis.
[pahy-ruh-loo-sahyt, pahy-rol-yuh-sahyt] /ˌpaɪ rəˈlu saɪt, paɪˈrɒl yəˌsaɪt/ noun 1. a common mineral, manganese dioxide, MnO 2 , the principal ore of manganese, used in various manufactures, as a decolorizer of brown or green tints in glass, and as a depolarizer in dry-cell batteries. /ˌpaɪrəʊˈluːsaɪt/ noun 1. a blackish fibrous or soft powdery mineral consisting of […]
[pahy-ruh-lahyz] /ˈpaɪ rəˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), pyrolized, pyrolizing. Chemistry. 1. to subject (a substance) to pyrolysis. /ˈpaɪrəʊˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to subject to pyrolysis