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wood vinegar

noun
  1. pyroligneous acid.
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Origin of wood vinegar

First recorded in 1830–40
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  • For modifications of the wood-vinegar apparatus, see Charcoal and Pyrolignous Acid.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure


British Dictionary definitions for wood vinegar

wood vinegar

noun
  1. another name for pyroligneous acid
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