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Noun: ethyl alcohol  'e-thul 'al-ku,hól
  1. 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 petrol
    - ethanol, fermentation alcohol, grain alcohol
     
  2. Nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
    - neutral spirits

Type of: alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant, plant product

Part of: gasohol

Encyclopedia: Ethyl alcohol