Definition of ethanol in English:


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


Systematic chemical name for ethyl alcohol (see alcohol).
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  • 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.


early 20th century: blend of ethane and alcohol.

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