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ethyl alcohol

noun, Chemistry
1.
alcohol (def 1).
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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Examples for ethyl alcohol
  • 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.
  • Fermentation ethyl alcohol is produced by the action of yeast on th e starch and sugars present in the natural raw materials.
British Dictionary definitions for ethyl alcohol

ethyl alcohol

noun
1.
another name for alcohol (sense 1)
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ethyl alcohol in Medicine

ethyl alcohol n.
See alcohol.

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ethyl alcohol in Science
ethyl alcohol  
See ethanol.
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ethyl alcohol in Culture
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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