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ethanol

[eth-uh-nawl, -nol]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. alcohol(def 1).
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Origin of ethanol

First recorded in 1895–1900; ethane + -ol1
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British Dictionary definitions for ethanol

ethanol

noun
  1. the technical name for alcohol (def. 1)
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Word Origin and History for ethanol

n.

1900, contracted from ethane, to which it is the corresponding alcohol, + -ol, here indicating alcohol.

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ethanol in Medicine

ethanol

(ĕthə-nôl′, -nōl′)
n.
  1. alcohol
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ethanol in Science

ethanol

[ĕthə-nôl′]
  1. An alcohol obtained from the fermentation of sugars and starches or by chemical synthesis. It is the intoxicating ingredient of alcoholic beverages, and is also used as a solvent, in explosives, and as an additive to or replacement for petroleum-based fuels. Also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol. Chemical formula: C2H6O.
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ethanol in Culture

ethanol

[(eth-uh-nawl, eth-uh-nohl)]

Another name for ethyl alcohol.

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