verb (used with object), cre·o·sot·ed, cre·o·sot·ing.
Origin of creosote
Examples from the Web for creosote
Contemporary Examples of creosote
Ponds, wetlands, groundwater and soil in and around the site were contaminated through the years with chemicals found in creosote.Our Most Polluted States
The Daily Beast
May 19, 2010
Historical Examples of creosote
And we was loaded with cement and creosote, and the creosote got loose.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
A pump rattled under it, and the smell of creosote was everywhere.The Cattle-Baron's Daughter
Creosote can be procured in large or small quantities from a number of concerns.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties
Creosote will keep them off, but the remedy is as bad as the disease.
There is no deception about it: it tastes of tannin and spruce and creosote.In the Wilderness
Charles Dudley Warner
Word Origin for creosote
1835, from German Kreosot, coined 1832 by its discoverer, German-born natural philosopher Carl Ludwig, Baron Reichenbach (1788-1869), from Greek kreo-, comb. form of kreas "flesh" (see raw) + soter "preserver," from soizein "save, preserve." So called because it was used as an antiseptic.