[al-kuh-haw-luh-sis, -hol-uh-]
noun Chemistry.
chemical decomposition resulting from the interaction of a compound and an alcohol.

alcohol + -lysis

alcoholytic [al-kuh-haw-lit-ik, -ho-] , adjective Unabridged
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alcoholysis al·co·hol·y·sis (āl'kə-hô'lĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. al·co·hol·y·ses (-sēz')
A reaction in which a chemical bond is broken by the addition of alcohol.

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Comparing the lubricity of biofuels obtained from pyrolysis and alcoholysis of soybean oil and their blends with petroleum diesel.
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