[eth-uh-nawl, -nol]
noun Chemistry.
alcohol ( def 1 ).

1895–1900; ethane + -ol1 Unabridged
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ethanol (ˈɛθəˌnɒl, ˈiːθə-)
the technical name for alcohol

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Word Origin & History

1900, contracted from ethyl alcohol (see ethyl).
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Medical Dictionary

ethanol eth·a·nol (ěth'ə-nôl', -nōl')
See alcohol.

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ethanol   (ěth'ə-nôl')  Pronunciation Key 
An alcohol obtained from the fermentation of sugars and starches or by chemical synthesis. It is the intoxicating ingredient of alcoholic beverages, and is also used as a solvent, in explosives, and as an additive to or replacement for petroleum-based fuels. Also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol. Chemical formula: C2H6O.
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Cultural Dictionary
ethanol [(eth-uh-nawl, eth-uh-nohl)]

Another name for ethyl alcohol.

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Example sentences
For example, he alluded at one point to a desire to allow more imports of sugar
One such alternative is ethanol, which is domestically generated and
Algae and other cellulosic ethanol sources aren't food crops.
The distilled variety is made from industrial vats of pure ethanol.
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