another name for alcohol (sense 1)
ethyl alcohol n.
ethyl alcohol [(eth-uhl)]
The kind of alcohol made by fermentation of the sugar in grains; the fermentation is brought about by the enzymes in yeast.
Note: Alcoholic drinks and gasohol contain ethyl alcohol.
[eth-uh l-uh-meen, -min, -am-in] /ˈɛθ əl əˌmin, -mɪn, -ˌæm ɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a flammable liquid with an odor of ammonia, C 2 H 7 N, used as a stabilizer for rubber latex, as a dye intermediate, and in organic synthesis.
[uh-mee-noh-ben-zoh-eyt, -it, am-uh-noh-] /əˌmi noʊˈbɛn zoʊˌeɪt, -ɪt, ˌæm ə noʊ-/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. .
[eth-uh-leyt] /ˈɛθ əˌleɪt/ Chemistry verb (used with object), ethylated, ethylating. 1. to introduce one or more groups into (a compound). noun 2. Also called ethoxide. a metallic derivative of , as potassium ethylate, KOC 2 H 5 . /ˈɛθɪˌleɪt/ verb 1. to undergo or cause to undergo a chemical reaction in which an ethyl group […]
[eth-uh l-ben-zeen, -ben-zeen] /ˌɛθ əlˈbɛn zin, -bɛnˈzin/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless liquid, C 8 H 10 , used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of styrene and as a solvent and diluent for paints and varnishes.