Definition of ethanol noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeθənɒl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeθənɔːl//
, NAmE//ˈeθənɑːl//
(also ethyl alcohol)[uncountable](chemistry)
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the type of alcohol in alcoholic drinks, also used as a fuel or solvent Word Origin early 20th cent.: blend of ethane and alcohol.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ethanol