ethyl alcohol


noun Chemistry.

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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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Medical definitions for ethyl alcohol

ethyl alcohol

n.

alcohol
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Scientific definitions for ethyl alcohol

ethyl alcohol

See ethanol.
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Cultural 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.

notes for ethyl alcohol

Alcoholic drinks and gasohol contain ethyl alcohol.
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