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CREOSOTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does creosote mean? 

CREOSOTE (noun)
  The noun CREOSOTE has 2 senses:

1. a colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar; used as an antiseptic
2. a dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; used as a preservative for wood

  Familiarity information: CREOSOTE used as a noun is rare.


CREOSOTE (verb)
  The verb CREOSOTE has 1 sense:

1. treat with creosote

  Familiarity information: CREOSOTE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CREOSOTE (noun)


Sense 1creosote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar; used as an antiseptic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("creosote" is a kind of...):

organic compound (any compound of carbon and another element or a radical)

Meronyms (substance of "creosote"):

creosol (a colorless to yellow aromatic liquid that is a constituent of creosote)


Sense 2creosote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; used as a preservative for wood

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

coal-tar creosote; creosote

Hypernyms ("creosote" is a kind of...):

organic compound (any compound of carbon and another element or a radical)


CREOSOTE (verb)


Sense 1creosote [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Treat with creosote

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

creosoted wood

Hypernyms (to "creosote" is one way to...):

process; treat (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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