methyl ethyl ketone

noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, flammable liquid, C4H8O, produced by synthesis or fermentation: used chiefly as a solvent, as a paint remover, and in the manufacture of plastics. Abbreviation: MEK

Origin of methyl ethyl ketone

First recorded in 1875–80
Also called butanone.
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British Dictionary definitions for methyl ethyl ketone

methyl ethyl ketone

noun
  1. another name for butanone
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methyl ethyl ketone in Science

methyl ethyl ketone

  1. See butanone.
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