ethyl alcohol


noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. ethoxy,
  2. ethoxyethane,
  3. ethrog,
  4. ethyl,
  5. ethyl acetate,
  6. ethyl aminobenzoate,
  7. ethyl butyrate,
  8. ethyl caproate,
  9. ethyl carbamate,
  10. ethyl cellulose

Origin of ethyl alcohol

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for ethyl alcohol

ethyl alcohol

noun

another name for alcohol (def. 1)
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Medicine definitions for ethyl alcohol

ethyl alcohol

n.

alcohol

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Science definitions for ethyl alcohol

ethyl alcohol

See ethanol.
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Culture definitions for ethyl alcohol

ethyl alcohol

[ (eth-uhl) ]

The kind of alcohol made by fermentation of the sugar in grains; the fermentation is brought about by the enzymes in yeast.

Note

Alcoholic drinks and gasohol contain ethyl alcohol.

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