Definition of ethyl acetate in English:

ethyl acetate


  • A colorless, volatile liquid with a fruity smell, used as a plastics solvent and in flavorings and perfumes.

    • ‘Acetone-free polish removers contain safer fruit-derived solvents like ethyl acetate and methyl pentane.’
    • ‘The ester ethyl acetate can be produced using either an organic or an inorganic acid.’
    • ‘For example, the ester ethyl acetate is a very good solvent and is a major component in nail polish removers.’
    • ‘Some teas that describe themselves as naturally decaffeinated use ethyl acetate, a chemical solvent that leaves a residue on the leaves.’
    • ‘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.’


ethyl acetate

/ˈeTHəl ˈasəˌtāt/