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

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noun
: ethyl alcohol — used especially in distinction from wood alcohol; see alcohol 3

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alcohol (def. 1).
[1920-25]

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grain alcohol noun
Alcohol made by the fermentation of grain
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Main Entry:grain

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grain alcohol,
ordinary alcohol or ethyl alcohol, often made by the fermentation of grain.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • grain alcohol — alcohol (def. 1). [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

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  • grain alcohol — noun Date: 1883 ethanol …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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