Other definitions for -ol (2 of 5)
a suffix used in the names of chemical derivatives, representing “alcohol” (glycerol; naphthol; phenol), or sometimes “phenol” or less definitely assignable phenol derivatives (resorcinol).
Other definitions for -ol (3 of 5)
Other definitions for Ol. (4 of 5)
(in prescriptions) oil.
Other definitions for O.L. (5 of 5)
(in prescriptions) the left eye.
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How to use OL in a sentence
Os-ce-o-l, the Black Drink; a warrior of very great distinction.
Here he appealed to a Dutch gentleman who could speak English, and wrote down the name, W-o-r-s-f-o-l-d.A Visit to Java | W. Basil Worsfold
When I had played with it a little while, Miss Sullivan slowly spelled into my hand the word "d-o-l-l."
I spelled "d-o-l-l" slowly in her hand and pointed to the doll and nodded my head, which seems to be her sign for possession.
I shook my head and spelled "d-o-l-l" more emphatically, and opened the door for her; but she obstinately refused to obey.
British Dictionary definitions for -ol (1 of 2)
denoting an organic chemical compound containing a hydroxyl group, esp alcohols and phenols: ethanol; quinol
British Dictionary definitions for -ol (2 of 2)
(not used systematically) a variant of -ole 1
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Scientific definitions for -ol
A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds having a hydroxyl (OH) group, such as ethanol.
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