Meaning of “ethanol” in the English Dictionary


"ethanol" in English

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ethanolnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈeθ.ə.nɒl/ us /-nɑːl/ also ethyl alcohol

Examples from literature

  • Cars can use as much as 85 percent ethanol and only 15 percent gas. 
  • Ethanol is used in cars and other machines instead of gas. 
  • Today, ethanol is used more than gas in Brazil. 

(Definition of “ethanol” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ethanolnoun [ U ]

us /ˈeθ·əˌnɔl, -ˌnɑl/ also ethyl alcohol

chemistry a colorless alcohol made from grain and sugar that is volatile (= easily changes to a gas) and burns easily, and is used in medicines and other substances and in alcoholic drinks

(Definition of “ethanol” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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