Pronunciation: (krē'u-sōt"), [key]
—n., v., -sot•ed, -sot•ing.
1. an oily liquid having a burning taste and a penetrating odor, obtained by the distillation of coal and wood tar, used mainly as a preservative for wood and as an antiseptic.
2. See coal-tar creosote.
to treat with creosote.
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