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methyl ethyl ketone

noun, Chemistry.
a colorless, flammable liquid, C 4 H 8 O, produced by synthesis or fermentation: used chiefly as a solvent, as a paint remover, and in the manufacture of plastics.
Abbreviation: MEK.
Also called butanone.
Origin of methyl ethyl ketone
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for methyl ethyl ketone

methyl ethyl ketone

another name for butanone
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methyl ethyl ketone  
See butanone.
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