gasohol

gasohol

[gas-uh-hawl, -hol]
noun
a mixture of gasoline and ethyl alcohol, generally containing no more than 10 percent alcohol, used as an alternative fuel for some automobiles.

Origin:
1975–80; gas(oline) + (alc)ohol

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gasohol (ˈɡæsəˌhɒl)
 
n
a mixture of 80% or 90% petrol with 20% or 10% ethyl alcohol, for use as a fuel in internal-combustion engines

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gasohol   (gās'ə-hôl')  Pronunciation Key 
A fuel consisting of a blend of ethanol and unleaded gasoline, especially a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline. The ethanol is obtained by the fermentation and subsequent distillation of sugar cane, maize, or potatoes. Gasohol has a high octane rating and produces lower levels of pollutants than ordinary gasoline.
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gasohol [(gas-uh-hawl)]

A mixture of gasoline with alcohol derived from plants. Gasohol was a popular fuel for cars and trucks during gasoline shortages.

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