Definition of Creosote

1. Noun. A colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar; used as an antiseptic.

Generic synonyms: Organic Compound
Terms within: Creosol



2. Verb. Treat with creosote. "Creosoted wood"
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat

3. Noun. A dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; used as a preservative for wood.
Exact synonyms: Coal-tar Creosote
Generic synonyms: Organic Compound

Definition of Creosote

1. n. Wood-tar oil; an oily antiseptic liquid, of a burning smoky taste, colorless when pure, but usually colored yellow or brown by impurity or exposure. It is a complex mixture of various phenols and their ethers, and is obtained by the distillation of wood tar, especially that of beechwood.

2. v. t. To saturate or impregnate with creosote, as timber, for the prevention of decay.

Definition of Creosote

1. Noun. A pale yellow oily liquid, containing phenols and similar compounds, obtained by the destructive distillation of wood tar, once used medicinally. ¹

2. Noun. A similar brown liquid obtained from coal tar used as a wood preservative. ¹

3. Noun. The creosote bush. ¹

4. Verb. To apply creosote. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Creosote

1. to treat with a wood preservative [v -SOTED, -SOTING, -SOTES]

Medical Definition of Creosote

1. Chemical name: Creosote, wood (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Creosote

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creosote (current term)
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Literary usage of Creosote

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"If creosote in these various forms cannot be taken the ... It can be said that creosote is not a direct specific against tuberculosis, but indirectly ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1856)
"On the Constitution of Coal-tar creosote." By Pro- fessor WILLIAMSON. ... Some qualities of commercial creosote contain a greater quantity of this hydrate ..."

3. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann (1900)
"•The term " creosote oil" was formerly used to denote that portion of the distillate ... The name " creosote oil" is now sometimes applied to certain oils ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Wood-tar creosote is sharply distinguished from the coal-tar acids by its ... .Methods for the determination of guaiacol in wood creosote are given by ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1901)
"As stated, historically it is well established there is no creosote except that from ... Would it not be better to change the wood creosote and give it a ..."

6. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"creosote may be prepared either from tar or from crude ... The lower stratum alone is adapted to the preparation of creosote. 2. ..."

7. Electrical Review (1891)
"No ammoniacal water should be present in the creosote, as it has an ... It is the practice of some firms to mix crude tar with their creosote oils, ..."

8. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"It is produced by heating creosote with a benzene solution of carbonyl chloride (phosgene) under pressure (Heyden, Eng. Pat. 19074, 1890), but is generally ..."

9. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"If creosote in these various forms cannot be taken the ... It can be said that creosote is not a direct specific against tuberculosis, but indirectly ..."

10. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1856)
"On the Constitution of Coal-tar creosote." By Pro- fessor WILLIAMSON. ... Some qualities of commercial creosote contain a greater quantity of this hydrate ..."

11. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen, Henry Leffmann (1900)
"•The term " creosote oil" was formerly used to denote that portion of the distillate ... The name " creosote oil" is now sometimes applied to certain oils ..."

12. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Wood-tar creosote is sharply distinguished from the coal-tar acids by its ... .Methods for the determination of guaiacol in wood creosote are given by ..."

13. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1901)
"As stated, historically it is well established there is no creosote except that from ... Would it not be better to change the wood creosote and give it a ..."

14. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"creosote may be prepared either from tar or from crude ... The lower stratum alone is adapted to the preparation of creosote. 2. ..."

15. Electrical Review (1891)
"No ammoniacal water should be present in the creosote, as it has an ... It is the practice of some firms to mix crude tar with their creosote oils, ..."

16. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"It is produced by heating creosote with a benzene solution of carbonyl chloride (phosgene) under pressure (Heyden, Eng. Pat. 19074, 1890), but is generally ..."

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