See also: Ethanol and éthanol

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Contracted from ethyl + alcohol. Ethyl is from Ancient Greek αἰθήρ (aithḗr, ether), influenced by German Äthyl. May be decomposed as ethane +‎ -ol.

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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 inan

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

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From ethaan +‎ -ol.

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  • IPA(key): /eːtaːˈnɔl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: etha‧nol
  • Rhymes: -ɔl

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ethanol n (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) ethanol

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  • Indonesian: etanol

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ethanol (first-person possessive ethanolku, second-person possessive ethanolmu, third-person possessive ethanolnya)

  1. (chemistry, nonstandard) Alternative spelling of etanol (ethanol)