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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of a substance produced by the effect of heat on wood, especially by destructive distillation.

Usage examples (10)
  • The expedition would be out of food, coal, oil, pyroligneous ether for lamp fuel, and rum.
  • BISTRE is extracted by watery solution from the soot of wood fires, whence it derives a strong pyroligneous scent.
  • The fourth stage occurs at 200 to 300 degrees where a substantial proportion of the light tars and pyroligneous acids are produced.
  • “But the men have to understand that they may not waste even a lump, drop, or drip of coal, lamp oil, pyroligneous fuel, or ether for the spirit stoves.” for more
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