Definition of ethanol in English:

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ethanol

Pronunciation: /ˈeTHənōl/
/ˈeTHəˌnôl/

noun

A colorless volatile flammable liquid which is produced by the natural fermentation of sugars; alcohol: yeast used in making beer metabolizes the sugar into ethanol we tested cars using ethanol mixed with gasoline
More 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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Syllabification: eth·a·nol

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