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ethanol

Syllabification: eth·a·nol
Pronunciation: /ˈeTHənōl
 
, ˈeTHəˌnôl
 
/

Definition of ethanol in English:

noun

Systematic chemical name for ethyl alcohol (see alcohol).
Example sentences
  • It is an additive used to make the ethanol produced undrinkable by people.
  • One possible explanation for these exceptional findings might be contamination of the ethanol with a mutagen.
  • The ethanol used, contained butylated hydroxytoluene as an antioxidant.

Origin

early 20th century: blend of ethane and alcohol.

Words that rhyme with ethanol

methanol, bioethanol

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