Definition of Fusel
1. n. A hot, acrid, oily liquid, accompanying many alcoholic liquors (as potato whisky, corn whisky, etc.), as an undesirable ingredient, and consisting of several of the higher alcohols and compound ethers, but particularly of amyl alcohol; hence, specifically applied to amyl alcohol.
Definition of Fusel
1. an oily liquid [n -S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fusel
Literary usage of Fusel
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"FuSEL-OIb. In the alcoholic fermentation of potatoes, corn, and the marc of grapes, there are always formed, together with common alcohol, volatile oily ..."
2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1892)
"Though fusel oil was repeatedly proposed as a substitute for alcohol in the manufacture of spirit varnishes, its application did not meet with favor, ..."
3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"fusel oil, when administered to animals, causes the elimination in the urine of ... In certain cases, as in one cited, fusel oil is a profound blood ..."
4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"The injurious effect of raw or recently manu factured spirits is attributed (inter alia) to the presence of fusel oil produced during the fermentation and ..."
5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Crude spirit after fractiona- tion may contain 95 pc of ethyl alcohol, and usually about 0'4 pc of fusel oil. Brandy contains at the most only traces, ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"fusel OIL, the name applied to the volatile oily liquida, of a nauseous fiery taste and smell, which are obtained in the rectification of spirituous liquors ..."