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ethyl alcohol meaning and definition

ETHYL ALCOHOL noun

Definition of ethyl alcohol (noun)

  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 gasoline
  2. nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
Source: Princeton University Wordnet