[eth-uh-nawl, -nol] /ˈɛθ əˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl/

noun, Chemistry.
(def 1).
/ˈɛθəˌnɒl; ˈiːθə-/
the technical name for alcohol (sense 1)

1900, contracted from ethane, to which it is the corresponding alcohol, + -ol, here indicating alcohol.

ethanol eth·a·nol (ěth’ə-nôl’, -nōl’)
See alcohol.
An alcohol obtained from the fermentation of sugars and starches or by chemical synthesis. It is the intoxicating ingredient of alcoholic beverages, and is also used as a solvent, in explosives, and as an additive to or replacement for petroleum-based fuels. Also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol. Chemical formula: C2H6O.
ethanol [(eth-uh-nawl, eth-uh-nohl)]

Another name for ethyl alcohol.


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