ethyl alcohol

noun Chemistry.
alcohol ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1865–70

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ethyl alcohol
 
n
another name for alcohol

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ethyl alcohol n.
See alcohol.

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ethyl alcohol  
See ethanol.
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ethyl alcohol [(eth-uhl)]

The kind of alcohol made by fermentation of the sugar in grains; the fermentation is brought about by the enzymes in yeast.

Note: Alcoholic drinks and gasohol contain ethyl alcohol.
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Example sentences
High octane gasoline as well as ethyl alcohol fuel blends typically stay in the
  same price range, while alcohol has been cheaper.
Using corn or sugar cane as feedstock for ethanol plants is not the only way to
  produce ethyl alcohol.
That's what alcohol- ethyl alcohol- does in the phenomenon termed drunkenness.
Cars were originally manufactured to run either on gasoline or ethyl alcohol.
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