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acetate British & World English

A salt or ester of acetic acid, containing the anion CH3COO− or the group —OOCCH3

ethyl acetate British & World English

A colourless volatile liquid with a fruity smell, used as a plastics solvent and in flavourings and perfumes

vinyl acetate British & World English

A colourless liquid ester used in the production of polyvinyl acetate and other commercially important polymers

cellulose acetate British & World English

A non-flammable thermoplastic polymer made by acetylating cellulose, used as the basis of artificial fibres and plastic

polyvinyl acetate British & World English

A synthetic resin made by polymerizing vinyl acetate, used chiefly in paints and adhesives