What is another word for creosote?

Pronunciation: [kɹɪˈɒsə͡ʊt] (IPA)

Creosote is a term often used in the construction industry and refers to a dark, oily substance that is commonly found in wood, coal, and tar. This substance is known for its pungent smell and can pose a health hazard if inhaled for extended periods. Synonyms for creosote include carbolic acid, cresol, tar, and pitch oil. These terms may be used interchangeably in different contexts and industries, depending on their specific applications. Some other related terms include wood preservative, wood stain, and timber treatment, which all refer to substances used to protect timber from decay, rot, and insect damage.

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What are the hyponyms for Creosote?

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Usage examples for Creosote

As coal-tar-creosote dips do not mix well with all kinds of water, they should be tested with the water to be used for making the solution by mixing some of the dip in the proper proportions with the water in a clean and clear-glass bottle or jar.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
Either coal-tar-creosote or nicotin dips may be used.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
Half an hour later the party filed out to the creosote flats and struck across country toward Mesa.
"Brand Blotters"
William MacLeod Raine

Famous quotes with Creosote

  • All we can do is keep applying the creosote, propping ourselves up with health and success, trying to keep the rain and the damp and the rot at bay for a little longer, trying to postpone the moment of complete collapse of abandonment for the same reason that one waits as long as possible for the alcoholic drink of the day: because the longer you leave it, the better it will feel. (p. 227).
    Geoff Dyer

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