creosote definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless to yellowish oily fluid containing phenols and creosols, gotten by the destructive distillation of wood-tar, specially from wood of a beech, and formerly utilized as an expectorant in treating persistent bronchitis.
    • A yellowish to greenish-brown oily liquid containing phenols and creosols, gotten from coal-tar and used as a wood preservative and disinfectant. It can cause severe neurological disturbances if inhaled in strong concentrations.
    • A pale yellow greasy liquid, containing phenols and similar substances, acquired by the destructive distillation of wood tar, as soon as utilized medicinally.
    • an equivalent brown liquid acquired from coal-tar used as a wood preservative.
    • The creosote bush.
    • Wood-tar oil; an oily antiseptic fluid, of a burning smoky taste, colorless whenever pure, but typically colored yellowish or brown by impurity or publicity. Its a complex blend of different phenols and their particular ethers, and is acquired by the distillation of wood tar, specifically that beechwood.
    • A substance very first ready from wood-tar, where it's divided by consistent option in potash, treatment with acids, and distillation.
    • a dark oily liquid acquired by distillation of coal-tar; utilized as a preservative for lumber
    • a colorless or yellow greasy fluid gotten by distillation of wood tar; utilized as an antiseptic
  • verb-transitive:
    • to deal with or color with creosote.
    • To saturate or impregnate with creosote, as wood, when it comes to avoidance of decay.
  • verb:
    • To apply creosote.
    • treat with creosote
  • others:
    • to use creosote or a remedy of creosote to; treat with creosote: because, to creosote wood to stop its decay.

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