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creosol a colorless or yellowish oily liquid, derived from beechwood tar, used as an antiseptic and found in creosote.
creosote an oily liquid commercially distilled from coal tar or wood for use as a wood preservative and antiseptic, and produced as a waste product in chimneys from the burning of wood as fuel. [2 definitions]
creosote bush an evergreen, resinous shrub of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, having a strong odor similar to that of creosote.
crepe a thin fabric with a wrinkled or ridged surface. [5 definitions]
crepe paper thin, crinkled paper textured like crepe, esp. used to decorate; crepe.
crepe rubber soft or synthetic rubber of a crinkled texture, esp. used for shoe soles.
crÍpe suzette a very thin dessert pancake, often rolled in a tangy fruit sauce and usu. served in flaming liqueur.
crepitate to make repeated crackling sounds; crackle.
crept past tense and past participle of creep.
crepuscular of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dusky. [2 definitions]
crescendo a gradual increase in loudness, force, or intensity, esp. of a musical passage, or the peak of such an increase. (Cf. decrescendo.) [5 definitions]
crescent the shape of the moon as it appears in its first or last quarter, an arc tapering to a point at either end. [5 definitions]
cresol any of three caustic, poisonous compounds used in making disinfectants, dyes, and other products.
cress any of various plants related to mustard, such as watercress, whose sharp-tasting leaves are used as flavoring or as a garnish for food.
cresset a metal container, often fastened to a pole or wall, holding fuel, such as oil or pitch, that is burned as a torch or lantern.
crest a tuft or other projecting growth on an animal's head, such as the comb of a rooster, or anything resembling such a growth. [7 definitions]
crestfallen downcast or depressed; dejected.
crestless combined form of crest.
Cretaceous the Cretaceous Period, or the rock formations that date from that time.
cretaceous of, containing, or like chalk. [2 definitions]
Crete a Greek Mediterranean island, south of and equidistant from the Greek and Turkish mainlands.