ethyl alcohol


ethyl alcohol

ethyl alcohol Word Origin noun Chemistry.

  1. alcohol(def 1).

Origin of ethyl alcohol First recorded in 1865–70 British Dictionary definitions for ethyl alcohol ethyl alcohol noun

  1. another name for alcohol (def. 1)

ethyl alcohol in Medicine ethyl alcohol n.

  1. alcohol

ethyl alcohol in Science ethyl alcohol

  1. See ethanol.

ethyl alcohol in Culture ethyl alcohol [(eth-uhl)]

The kind of alcohol made by fermentation of the sugar in grains; the fermentation is brought about by the enzymes in yeast.

Note Alcoholic drinks and gasohol contain ethyl alcohol.

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