from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See alcohol.
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- n. An older name for ethanol, a type of alcohol.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the organic compound C2H5.OH, which is the intoxicating agent in beer, wine, and other fermented and distilled liquors; it is used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
- n. nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs
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