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gasohol

[ gas-uh-hawl, -hol ]

noun

  1. a mixture of gasoline and ethyl alcohol, generally containing no more than 10 percent alcohol, used as an alternative fuel for some automobiles.


gasohol

/ ˈɡæsəˌhɒl /

noun

  1. a mixture of 80% or 90% petrol with 20% or 10% ethyl alcohol, for use as a fuel in internal-combustion engines


gasohol

/ găsə-hôl′ /

  1. 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.


gasohol

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of gasohol1

First recorded in 1975–80; gas(oline) + (alc)ohol

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