Origin of gasohol
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- a mixture of 80% or 90% petrol with 20% or 10% ethyl alcohol, for use as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
Word Origin and History for gasohol
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- A fuel consisting of a blend of ethanol and unleaded gasoline, especially a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline. The ethanol is obtained by the fermentation and subsequent distillation of sugar cane, maize, or potatoes. Gasohol has a high octane rating and produces lower levels of pollutants than ordinary gasoline.
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A mixture of gasoline with alcohol derived from plants. Gasohol was a popular fuel for cars and trucks during gasoline shortages.
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