ACETYLSALICYLIC

Etymology

Adjective

acetylsalicylic (not comparable)

(organic chemistry) Describing any derivative of salicylic acid in which the phenolic hydroxyl has been acetylated.

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Word of the Day

3 February 2023

KEEP

(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”


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Decaffeinated coffee comes from a chemical process that takes out caffeine from the beans. Pharmaceutical and soda companies buy the extracted caffeine.

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