Pyroligneous-acid meaning

A reddish-brown wood distillate containing acetic acid, methyl alcohol, acetone, and a tarry residue.
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A reddish-brown liquid obtained by destructive distillation of wood and containing chiefly acetic acid, methanol, acetone, furfural, and various tars and oils.
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(chemistry) A dark liquid, produced by the destructive distillation of wood, containing acetic acid, methanol, oils and tars; once used as a commercial source of acetic acid.
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