verb (used with object), cre·o·sot·ed, cre·o·sot·ing.
Origin of creosote
Examples from the Web for creosote
Ponds, wetlands, groundwater and soil in and around the site were contaminated through the years with chemicals found in creosote.
Creosote can be procured in large or small quantities from a number of concerns.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties|D.C. Beard
Creosote is another poisonous substance closely related to alcohol.First Book in Physiology and Hygiene|J.H. Kellogg
A pump rattled under it, and the smell of creosote was everywhere.The Cattle-Baron's Daughter|Harold Bindloss
However, when creosote is removed, care is necessary not to knock out mortar joints or to break the flue lining.Farmers' Bulletin 1889 - Fireplaces and Chimneys|Arthur H. Senner
Hydrocyanic acid and Creosote,—general sedatives,—act locally as anodynes to the nerves of the stomach.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
British Dictionary definitions for creosote
Word Origin for creosote
Word Origin and History 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.