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ethanol Line breaks: etha|nol
Pronunciation: /ˈɛθənɒl/

Definition of ethanol in English:


A colourless volatile flammable liquid which is produced by the natural fermentation of sugars; alcohol: yeast used in making beer metabolizes the sugar into ethanol hybrid cars powered by ethanol and petrol are now outselling traditional petrol-engined vehicles in the country
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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.

Words that rhyme with ethanol

methanol, bioethanol
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