from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An insoluble solid alcohol (C12H25OH) with an unbranched paraffin chain, used to make detergents, such as sodium lauryl sulfate.
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- n. a colorless insoluble solid alcohol used to make detergents and pharmaceuticals
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