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ethanol Explained

ethanol at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


ethanol at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1900, contracted from ethyl alcohol (see ethyl). ///

ethanol at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1900-2000; Origin: ethane name of a type of gas (19-21 centuries) (from ethyl) + -ol 'type of alcohol']// technical ethyl alcohol//

ethanol at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Organic compound, most important of the alcohols, chemical formula CH3CH2OH. Produced by fermentation, it is the intoxicating ingredient in alcoholic beverages. In the U.S., ethanol for industrial purposes is made by chemical synthesis, purified by distillation, and, to avoid the tax on ethyl alcohol for drinking, made unfit to drink (see denaturation) by mixing it with methanol, camphor, benzene, or kerosene. Ethanol has many uses as a solvent, raw material, extraction medium, antifreeze, antiseptic, and gasoline additive and substitute. It is toxic, depressing the central nervous system, and addictive to some persons (see alcoholism). Moderate amounts depress the inhibitory activieties of the brain, and so appear to stimulate the mind, but larger amounts seriously impair coordination and judgment, and excessive consumption can cause coma and death. Taking ethanol in combination with barbiturates or related drugs is especially dangerous.

ethanol at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also ethyl alcohol) noun
[U] (chemistry) the type of alcohol in alcoholic drinks, also used as a fuel or SOLVENT

ethanol at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(also ethyl alcohol) noun
[U] (chemistry) the type of alcohol in alcoholic drinks, also used as a fuel or SOLVENT

ethanol at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : 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 [syn: {ethyl
alcohol}, {fermentation alcohol}, {grain alcohol}]

ethanol at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Ethanol


Inter: wikipedi » a


Contracted from Inter: term » ethyl|lang=en + Inter: term » alcohol|lang=en. Inter: term » |Ethyl|lang=en is from Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » αἰθήρ||ether|tr=aithēr|lang=grc|sc=polytonic, influenced by German Inter: term » Äthyl|lang=de.


Inter: en-noun » -|s
  • Inter: organic compoun » d A simple aliphatic alcohol formally derived from ethane by replacing one hydrogen atom with a hydroxyl group: CH3-CH2-OH.
    1. Specifically, this alcohol as a fuel.
    2. 2010 January 26, Category: w - :Ted Strickland|Ted Strickland, Ohio State of the State Address, 05:25–39:
    3. : 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.


      * Inter: sense » simple aliphatic alcohol Inter: onym » en|alcohol, Inter: onym » en|ethyl alcohol, Inter: onym » mul|E1510 Inter: qualifier » when used as a food additive

      Derived terms

      * bioethanol


      Inter: trans-top » simple aliphatic alcohol: CH3-CH2-OH

  • Afrikaans: Inter: t+ » af|etanol
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|إيثانول|m|tr=ʾiṯānūl|sc=Arab
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|етанол|m|tr=étanol
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|etanol
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|乙醇|tr=yǐchún|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|etanol|m, Inter: t- » cs|ethanol|m, Inter: t- » cs|ethylalkohol|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|etanolo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|etanoli
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|éthanol|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ethanol|n
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|αιθανόλη|f|tr=aithanóli, Inter: t- » el|αιθυλική αλκοόλη|f|tr=aithylikí alkoóli, Inter: t+ » el|οινόπνευμα|n|tr=oinópnevma

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|אתנול|m|tr=étanol
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|दक्षिन्यव|tr=dakshinyav|sc=Deva
    • Ido: Inter: t- » io|etanolo
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|etanolo|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|エタノール|tr=etanōru|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|에탄올|tr=etanol|sc=Kore
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|etanol|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|этанол|m|tr=étanol
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|етанол|m|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|etanol|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|etanol|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|etanol|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t- » tr|etanol

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: ar » ethanol
    Translation: cy » ethanol
    Translation: et » ethanol
    Translation: fr » ethanol
    Translation: ko » ethanol
    Translation: io » ethanol
    Translation: li » ethanol
    Translation: hu » ethanol
    Translation: nl » ethanol
    Translation: pl » ethanol
    Translation: fi » ethanol
    Translation: sv » ethanol
    Translation: ta » ethanol
    Translation: tr » ethanol
    Translation: vi » ethanol
    Translation: zh » ethanol

    Ethanol at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » ethanol


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de


    * Inter: audio » De-at-Ethanol.ogg|Audio (Austria)


    Inter: de-noun » n|Ethanols|-
  • ethanol

  • Category: Category:de:Organic compounds -
    Translation: de » Ethanol
    Translation: fr » Ethanol
    Translation: ko » Ethanol
    Translation: pl » Ethanol
    Translation: ru » Ethanol
    Translation: sv » Ethanol
    Translation: zh » Ethanol

    éthanol at English (WD) Of Explained:



    * Inter: audio » Fr-Paris--éthanol.ogg|Audio (Paris)


    Inter: fr-noun-unc » m|sort=ethanol
  • Inter: organic compound » lang=fr ethanol


    * Inter: pedialite » lang=fr

  • Translation: et » éthanol
    Translation: fr » éthanol
    Translation: ko » éthanol
    Translation: io » éthanol
    Translation: fi » éthanol