Definition of creosote noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkriːəsəʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkriːəsoʊt//
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[uncountable] a thick brown liquid that is made from coal tar, used to preserve wood Word Originmid 19th cent.: coined in German from Greek kreas ‘flesh’ + sōtēr ‘preserver’, with reference to its antiseptic properties.
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