Definition of Ethyl alcohol

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Ethanol, Fermentation Alcohol, Grain Alcohol
Substance meronyms: Neutral Spirits, Gasohol
Generic synonyms: Alcohol, Plant Product
Specialized synonyms: Spirits Of Wine, Absolute Alcohol, Denatured Alcohol

2. Noun. Nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs.

Definition of Ethyl alcohol

1. Noun. (organic compound) An older name for ethanol, a type of alcohol. ¹

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Medical Definition of Ethyl alcohol

1. Grain alcohol, made from sugar, starch and other carbohydrates by fermentation, has sedative properties (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ethyl Alcohol

ethyl acetate
ethyl alcohol (current term)
ethyl aminobenzoate
ethyl biscoumacetate
ethyl bromide
ethyl carbamate
ethyl chloride
ethyl eosin
ethyl ether
ethyl green
ethyl group
ethyl iodide
ethyl loflazepate
ethyl mercaptan
ethyl mercury
ethyl methanesulfonate

Literary usage of Ethyl alcohol

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Laboratory manual for the detection of poisons and powerful drugs by Wilhelm Autenrieth (1921)
"ethyl alcohol brought in contact with many different parts of the organism is very rapidly absorbed, but especially easily from an empty stomach. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Thus acetic add and ethyl alcohol react according to the equation : C,HI.OH+CH,.COOH=CH,.COO(CIH,)+H!0 Ethyl Acetic Ethyl Watet hydrate acid acetate This ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1870)
"Experiments on the effect of Alcohol (ethyl alcohol) on the Human Body." By EA PARSES, MD, FRS, Professor of Hygiene in the Array Medical School, ..."

4. An Introduction to the Chemistry of Plant Products by Paul Haas, Thomas George Hill (1917)
"IDENTIFICATION OF ethyl alcohol. The following tests may be employed for the identification of ethyl alcohol in fermented liquors, etc.:— 1. ..."

5. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"It is quite conceivable that the late actions may differ more markedly from those of ethyl alcohol; as they do,/.)., in the case of methyl alcohol. ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1914)
"When treated with one mol of sodium ethoxide in ethyl alcohol solution, ... 7 g. metallic sodium and 5 cc. of ethyl alcohol, was added to 5 g. of methyl ..."

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