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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; A colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar.

Usage examples (24)
  • The creosote is the most drought-tolerant perennial plant in North America.
  • A substance, derived from the wood called creosote, is used to help human and animal medicinal causes.
  • - The chimney must be cleaned regularly because a black, sticky substance called creosote condenses inside the chimney.
  • He said there were concerns about the toxic oil pitch known as creosote that the railroad used to weatherproof the structure. for more
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