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propyl alcohol

noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, water-soluble liquid, C 3 H 8 O, used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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  • The blanket wash formula is a blend of ethyl-acetate, n-propyl alcohol, and petroleum naphtha.
propyl alcohol in Medicine

propyl alcohol n.
A clear colorless liquid used as a solvent and as an antiseptic. Also called propanol.

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propyl alcohol  
See propanol.
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propanol

one of two isomeric alcohols used as solvents and intermediates in chemical manufacturing. The second isomer is isopropyl alcohol (2-propanol).

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