alcohol

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 denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions, or mixed in gasoline as a fuel for automobiles, and as a rocket fuel (as in the V-2 rocket).

Syn: ethyl alcohol, fermentation alcohol, grain alcohol. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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