propyl alcohol

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, water-soluble liquid, C 3 H 8 O, used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent.

Origin:
1865–70

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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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propyl alcohol

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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The blanket wash formula is a blend of ethyl-acetate, n-propyl alcohol, and petroleum naphtha.
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