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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fur-men-tey-shuh n al-kuh-hawl, -hol]
    • /ˌfɜr mɛnˈteɪ ʃən ˈæl kəˌhɔl, -ˌhɒl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fur-men-tey-shuh n al-kuh-hawl, -hol]
    • /ˌfɜr mɛnˈteɪ ʃən ˈæl kəˌhɔl, -ˌhɒl/

Definitions of fermentation-alcohol word

  • noun fermentation-alcohol Also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, ethanol, fermentation alcohol. a colorless, limpid, volatile, flammable, water-miscible liquid, C 2 H 5 OH, having an etherlike odor and pungent, burning taste, the intoxicating principle of fermented liquors, produced by yeast fermentation of certain carbohydrates, as grains, molasses, starch, or sugar, or obtained synthetically by hydration of ethylene or as a by-product of certain hydrocarbon syntheses: used chiefly as a solvent in the extraction of specific substances, in beverages, medicines, organic synthesis, lotions, tonics, colognes, rubbing compounds, as an automobile radiator antifreeze, and as a rocket fuel. Compare denatured alcohol, methyl alcohol. 1
  • noun fermentation-alcohol whiskey, gin, vodka, or any other intoxicating liquor containing this liquid. 1
  • noun fermentation-alcohol Chemistry. any of a class of chemical compounds having the general formula ROH, where R represents an alkyl group and –OH a hydroxyl group, as in methyl alcohol, CH 3 OH, or ethyl alcohol, C 2 H 5 OH. 1

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Origin of fermentation-alcohol

First appearance:

before 1535
One of the 29% oldest English words
1535-45; < New Latin < Medieval Latin < Arabic al-kuḥl the powdered antimony, the distillate

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fermentation-alcohol popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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