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doc Definition of creosote
    English to English
    noun
  • a colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar; used as an antiseptic
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • a dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; used as a preservative for wood
  • source: WordNet 3.0
  • Wood-tar oil; an oily antiseptic liquid, of a burning smoky taste, colorless when pure, but usually colored yellow or brown by impurity or exposure. It is a complex mixture of various phenols and their ethers, and is obtained by the distillation of wood tar, especially that of beechwood.
  • source: Webster 1913
    verb
  • treat with creosote
  • Creosoted wood.
    source: WordNet 3.0
  • To saturate or impregnate with creosote, as timber, for the prevention of decay.
  • source: Webster 1913
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