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Cre"o*sote (kr?"?-s?t), n. [Gr.
&?;&?;&?;, gen. &?;&?;&?;, flesh + &?;&?;&?; to preserve.]
(Chem.) 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.
&fist; It is remarkable as an antiseptic and deodorizer in the
preservation of wood, flesh, etc., and in the prevention of
putrefaction; but it is a poor germicide, and in this respect has
been overrated. Smoked meat, as ham, owes its preservation and
taste to a small quantity of creosote absorbed from the smoke to
which it is exposed. Carbolic acid is phenol proper, while
creosote is a mixture of several phenols.
Coal-tar creosote (Chem.), a
colorless or yellow, oily liquid, obtained in the distillation of
coal tar, and resembling wood-tar oil, or creosote proper, in
composition and properties.
Cre"o*sote, v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Creosoted (-s?"t?d); p. pr. & vb.
n. Creosoting.] To saturate or impregnate
with creosote, as timber, for the prevention of decay.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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