Pyroligneous-acid



noun, Chemistry.
1.
a yellowish, acidic, water-soluble liquid, containing about 10 percent acetic acid, obtained by the destructive distillation of wood: used for smoking meats.
noun
1.
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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