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grain alcohol

noun
1.
alcohol (def 1).
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples from the web for grain alcohol
  • As they run the engine, a sweet grain alcohol smell fills their pit's corner of the convention center.
  • Ethanol is grain alcohol and it can be made from many plants.
  • Later, it became common to make vodka out of the local grain alcohol.
  • The best vodka is made from the purest grain alcohol, distilled from wheat or rye with a high starch content.
  • It is essentially grain alcohol cut with water and an added flavoring agent.
  • Ethanol is a grain alcohol which is produced from corn and other crops.
  • Essentially non-drinkable grain alcohol, ethanol is produced by fermenting plant sugars.
  • Ethanol is essentially grain alcohol that has been produced from crops such as corn, wheat, and barley.
  • There has been concern expressed at times about products made from grain alcohol, when the alcohol might be derived from wheat.
  • Ethanol is also known as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol.
British Dictionary definitions for grain alcohol

grain alcohol

noun
1.
ethanol containing about 10 per cent of water, made by the fermentation of grain
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