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

 

creosote

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkriːəsəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkriːəsoʊt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they creosote
BrE BrE//ˈkriːəsəʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkriːəsoʊt//
 
he / she / it creosotes
BrE BrE//ˈkriːəsəʊts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkriːəsoʊts//
 
past simple creosoted
BrE BrE//ˈkriːəsəʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkriːəsoʊtɪd//
 
past participle creosoted
BrE BrE//ˈkriːəsəʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkriːəsoʊtɪd//
 
-ing form creosoting
BrE BrE//ˈkriːəsəʊtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkriːəsoʊtɪŋ//
 
 
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creosote something to paint or preserve something with creosote Word Origin mid 19th cent.: coined in German from Greek kreas ‘flesh’ + sōtēr ‘preserver’, with reference to its antiseptic properties.
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