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pyroligneous

[ pahy-ruh-lig-nee-uhs ]

adjective

  1. produced by the distillation of wood.


pyroligneous

/ ˌpaɪrəʊˈlɪɡnɪəs /

adjective

  1. (of a substance) produced by the action of heat on wood, esp by destructive distillation


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pyroligneous1

First recorded in 1780–90; pyro- + ligneous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pyroligneous1

C18: from French pyroligneux, from pyro- + ligneux ligneous
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Example Sentences

Acetate of oxide of ethyl, Acetic ether, Pyroligneous ether; ther aceticus, L.

Confectioners use pyroligneous acid instead of lemon-juice, and there is no objection to it in small quantities.

The Taylor process (experiment No. 21) used a solution of sulphide of calcium in pyroligneous acid.

Before reaching the exhaustor, however, they pass through a cooler in which a quantity of tar and pyroligneous acid is collected.

When wood is slowly burned, it gives off acetic and pyroligneous acid, which in combination with water or moisture form creosote.

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