Definition of gasohol in English:

gasohol

Line breaks: gaso|hol
Pronunciation: /ˈgasəhɒl
 
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noun

[mass noun] North American
  • A mixture of petrol and ethanol used as fuel in internal-combustion engines: [as modifier]: gasohol cars
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    • 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.

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