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Date: 1800-1900
Language: German
Origin: kreosot, from Greek kreas 'flesh' + soter 'preserver'; because it was used as an antiseptic

creosote

noun
     
Related topics: Household
cre‧o‧sote [uncountable]
DH a thick brown oily liquid used for preserving wood
creosote verb [transitive]

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