|1.||ethanol, Also called: ethyl alcohol a colourless flammable liquid, the active principle of intoxicating drinks, produced by the fermentation of sugars, esp glucose, and used as a solvent and in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: C2H5OH|
|2.||a drink or drinks containing this substance|
|3.||chem Compare phenol diol See also triol any one of a class of organic compounds that contain one or more hydroxyl groups bound to carbon atoms. The simplest alcohols have the formula ROH, where R is an alkyl group|
|[C16: via New Latin from Medieval Latin, from Arabic al-kuhl powdered antimony; see |
alcohol al·co·hol (āl'kə-hôl')
Any of a series of hydroxyl compounds derived from saturated hydrocarbons, including ethanol and methanol.
A colorless, volatile, flammable liquid synthesized or obtained by fermentation of sugars and starches and widely used, either pure or denatured, as a solvent and in drugs. Also called ethanol, ethyl alcohol.
Intoxicating liquor containing alcohol.
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