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



BrE BrE//ˈæsɪtəʊn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæsɪtoʊn//
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a clear liquid with a strong smell used for cleaning things, making paint thinner and producing various chemicals Word Originmid 19th cent.: from acetic acid + -one (used in chemistry to denote a compound).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: acetone