Translation of creosote in Spanish:


creosota, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkriːəsəʊt//ˈkriəˌsoʊt/


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    creosota feminine
    • The common wood preservatives are creosote, penta-chlorophenol in oil, and copper and sodium napthanates.
    • Soot and creosote build-up cause foul odors, excessive and carcinogenic smoke and fire danger.
    • Common aromatic compounds other than benzene include toluene, naphthalene, and anthracene, all of which are present in coal tar or creosote.
    • If you are really desperate, take advantage of the hot weather and slap a coat of creosote on the garden fence or shed.
    • I've been bathed in creosote in Utah by a Native American Indian.
    • We learn that the Cahuilla Indians in the Mojave Desert, where we are, inhaled the vapors from boiling creosote to treat respiratory infections.
    • An original child's rocker is also kept here, which has been in the family for over 150 years, and is dosed with creosote in an effort to preserve the wood.
    • The smell is due to creosote deposits in the chimney, a natural byproduct of wood burning.
    • Avoid using wood treated with creosote or penta, as the vapors can injure some plants.
    • However, the chemical often used to preserve the wood, coal tar creosote, can present some problems.
    • The residents fear that the inhalation of creosote fumes, which have an odor like scorched tar, is yet another route of exposure in an already toxic environment.

transitive verb

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    darle una mano de creosota a
    • One time her neighbour caught her creosoting her garden fence at five am in the morning.
    • Agnes was leaning over the creosoted garden-gate, and behind her there stood a young man who had the figure of a Greek athlete and the face of an English one.
    • The original effect of the thickly creosoted sculptures was partly olfactory; the smell of the shore is more than salt alone.
    • Yesterday, kept waiting for the rain to stop so I could creosote the new step my neighbour replaced on the terrace, but I kept getting the timing wrong.
    • Leaning on a creosoted railing London makes sense.
    • ‘I'm going home to creosote the fence,’ replied Shearer.