diacetone alcohol

[ dahy-as-i-tohn al-kuh-hawl, ‐hol ]
/ daɪˈæs ɪˌtoʊn ˈæl kəˌhɔl, ‐ˌhɒl /

noun Chemistry.

a colorless, flammable liquid with a pleasant odor, C6H12O2: used as a solvent for lacquers, dyes, nitrocellulose, and resins.

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Origin of diacetone alcohol

First recorded in 1905–10; di-1 + acetone
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