ethyl alcohol

Definitions of ethyl alcohol
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n the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline

Synonyms:
ethanol, fermentation alcohol, grain alcohol
Types:
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spirits of wine
rectified ethyl alcohol
absolute alcohol
pure ethyl alcohol (containing no more than 1% water)
denatured alcohol
ethyl alcohol that is unfit for drinking but is still useful for other purposes
methylated spirit
ethyl alcohol denatured with methyl alcohol to prevent its use as an alcoholic beverage
Type of:
alcohol
any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
plant product
a product made from plant material

n nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs

Synonyms:
neutral spirits
Type of:
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant
a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent

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