Definition of gasohol in English:

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gasohol

Pronunciation: /ˈɡasəˌhôl/
Pronunciation: /ˈɡasəˌhäl/

noun

North American
A mixture of gasoline and ethyl alcohol used as fuel in internal combustion engines.
Example sentences
  • One of the many industrial uses of ethanol involves blending it with gasoline to make gasohol.
  • In Brazil, ethanol from fermentation of sugarcane is used pure or blended with gasoline to yield gasohol, which contains 24 percent ethanol.
  • The government has been trying to promote gasohol as an alternative fuel to reduce the country's reliance on imported fossil fuels.

Origin

1970s: blend of gas and alcohol.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: gas·o·hol

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