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Contracted from ethyl + alcohol. Ethyl is from Ancient Greek αἰθήρ (aithḗr, ether), influenced by German Äthyl.

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ethanol (usually uncountable, plural ethanols)

  1. (organic chemistry) A simple aliphatic alcohol formally derived from ethane by replacing one hydrogen atom with a hydroxyl group: CH3-CH2-OH.
  2. Specifically, this alcohol as a fuel.
    • 2010 January 26, Ted Strickland, Ohio State of the State Address, 05:25–39:
      In 2007, not one drop of ethanol was produced in Ohio. Today, four ethanol facilities in Ohio are producing two hundred and ninety-five million gallons annually.

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ethanol m

  1. ethanol (simple aliphatic alcohol: CH3-CH2-OH)

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From ethaan +‎ -ol.

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ethanol n (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) ethanol