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[mass noun] A colourless volatile liquid with a fruity smell, used as a plastics solvent and in flavourings and perfumes.
- ‘Some teas that describe themselves as naturally decaffeinated use ethyl acetate, a chemical solvent that leaves a residue on the leaves.’
- ‘Acetone-free polish removers contain safer fruit-derived solvents like ethyl acetate and methyl pentane.’
- ‘For example, the ester ethyl acetate is a very good solvent and is a major component in nail polish removers.’
- ‘The process can include methylene chloride (used widely in Europe), coffee oil, or ethyl acetate to bond the caffeine molecules to the solvent, increasing the amount extracted from the beans.’
- ‘The ester ethyl acetate can be produced using either an organic or an inorganic acid.’
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