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[fyoo-zuh l, -suh l] /ˈfyu zəl, -səl/

a mixture consisting chiefly of amyl alcohols obtained as a by-product in the fermentation of grains.
a mixture of amyl alcohols, propanol, and butanol: a by-product in the distillation of fermented liquors used as a source of amyl alcohols
fusel oil
An acrid, oily, poisonous liquid occurring in the distillation products of fermented alcoholic liquids. Fusel oil is a mixture of amyl alcohols, fatty acids, and esters. It is used in paints, plastics, and varnishes, and in the manufacture of explosives.


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    [fyoo-zuh-bil-i-tee] /ˌfyu zəˈbɪl ɪ ti/ noun 1. the quality of being fusible or convertible from a solid to a liquid state by heat. 2. the degree to which a substance is fusible.

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