fermentation alcohol

noun
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
Syn: ↑ethyl alcohol, ↑ethanol, ↑grain alcohol
Hypernyms: ↑alcohol, ↑plant product
Substance Holonyms: ↑neutral spirits, ↑ethyl alcohol, ↑gasohol

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alcohol (def. 1).

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