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ethyl alcohol

noun Chemistry.
  1. alcohol(def 1).
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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
  1. another name for alcohol (def. 1)
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ethyl alcohol in Medicine

ethyl alcohol

n.
  1. alcohol
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ethyl alcohol in Science

ethyl alcohol

  1. See ethanol.
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ethyl alcohol in Culture

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.

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Note

Alcoholic drinks and gasohol contain ethyl alcohol.
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