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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ac·e·tone /ˈæsəˌton/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ac·e·tone /ˈæsəˌton/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 ac·e·tone n.  Chem. A volatile liquid (CH3.CO.CH3); pyroacetic spirit; methyl ketone; -- obtained by fermentation, the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime.   It is commonly used as a solvent.
 Note:The term was once also applied to a number of bodies of similar constitution, more frequently called ketones. See Ketone.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used
          as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics
          [syn: propanone, dimethyl ketone]