ethyl alcohol

noun
1. the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline
Hypernyms: ↑alcohol, ↑plant product
Substance Holonyms: ↑neutral spirits, ↑gasohol
2. nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
Syn: ↑neutral spirits
Substance Meronyms: ↑ethanol, ↑fermentation alcohol, ↑grain alcohol

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ˌethyl ˈalcohol f23 [ethyl alcohol] noun uncountable (chemistry)
= ethanol

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ethyl alcohol — n. (Chem.) the organic compound {C2H5.OH}, which is the intoxicating agent in beer, wine, and other fermented and distilled liquors; it is used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ethyl alcohol — n. ALCOHOL (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • ethyl alcohol — n ETHANOL * * * see ethanol * * * ethanol …   Medical dictionary

  • ethyl alcohol — Chem. alcohol (def. 1). [1865 70] * * * ▪ chemical compound also called  ethanol,  grain alcohol , or  alcohol        a member of a class of organic compounds that are given the general name alcohols; its molecular formula is C2H5OH. Ethyl… …   Universalium

  • ethyl alcohol — ethanol eth an*ol ([e^]th [a^]n*[add]l), n. (Chem.) The organic compound {C2H5.OH}, the common {alcohol} which is the intoxicating agent in beer, wine, and other fermented and distilled liquors; called also {ethyl alcohol}. It is used pure or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ethyl alcohol — [[t]i͟ːθaɪl æ̱lkəhɒl[/t]] N UNCOUNT Ethyl alcohol is the same as ethanol. [TECHNICAL] Syn: ethanol …   English dictionary

  • ethyl alcohol — etanolis statusas T sritis chemija formulė CH₃CH₂OH atitikmenys: angl. ethanol; ethyl alcohol rus. этанол; этиловый спирт ryšiai: sinonimas – etilo alkoholis …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • ethyl alcohol — alcohol, colorless volatile liquid used in liquors and also as a solvent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ethyl alcohol — eth|yl al|co|hol [ˌeθəl ˈælkəhɔl, ˌi:θaıl US ho:l] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: ethyl from ether + yl type of group of atoms ] technical the type of alcohol in alcoholic drinks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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