Definition of ethanol in English:


Syllabification: eth·a·nol
Pronunciation: /ˈeTHəˌnôl, -ˌnäl


  • 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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