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Alcohol vs. Menthol

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Main Difference

The main difference between Alcohol and Menthol is that the Alcohol is a any organic compound in which the hydroxyl functional group (–OH) is bound to a saturated carbon atom and Menthol is a chemical compound.

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  • Alcohol (noun)

    Any of a class of organic compounds (such as ethanol) containing a hydroxyl functional group (-OH).

  • Alcohol (noun)

    Ethanol.

  • Alcohol (noun)

    Beverages containing ethanol, collectively.

  • Alcohol (noun)

    Any very fine powder.

  • Menthol (noun)

    a cyclic monoterpene alcohol; the major component of the essential oil of peppermint; used in pharmaceutical preparations as an antitussive and antipruritic agent, as a nasal decongestant, and in menthol cigarettes

  • Menthol (noun)

    A menthol cigarette.

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  • Alcohol (noun)

    a colourless volatile flammable liquid which is produced by the natural fermentation of sugars and is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks, and is also used as an industrial solvent and as fuel

    "the use of petrol containing alcohol"

    "it is an offence to drive if you have more than 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood"

  • Alcohol (noun)

    drink containing alcohol

    "he has not taken alcohol in twenty-five years"

  • Alcohol (noun)

    any organic compound whose molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups attached to a carbon atom

    "unpleasant stuff like formaldehyde is produced as alcohols burn"

    "polyvinyl alcohol"

  • Menthol (noun)

    a crystalline alcohol with a minty taste and odour, found in peppermint and other natural oils. It is used as a flavouring and in decongestants and analgesics.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Alcohol (noun)

    An impalpable powder.

  • Alcohol (noun)

    The fluid essence or pure spirit obtained by distillation.

  • Alcohol (noun)

    Pure spirit of wine; pure or highly rectified spirit (called also ethyl alcohol or ethanol, CH3.CH2.OH); the spirituous or intoxicating element of fermented or distilled liquors, or more loosely a liquid containing it in considerable quantity. It is extracted by simple distillation from various vegetable juices and infusions of a saccharine nature, which have undergone vinous fermentation.

  • Alcohol (noun)

    A class of compounds analogous to vinic alcohol in constitution. Chemically speaking, they are hydroxides of certain organic radicals; as, the radical ethyl forms common or ethyl alcohol (C2H5.OH); methyl forms methyl alcohol (CH3.OH) or wood spirit; amyl forms amyl alcohol (C5H11.OH) or fusel oil, etc.

  • Menthol (noun)

    A white, crystalline, aromatic substance (C10H20O) resembling camphor, extracted from oil of peppermint (Mentha); - called also mint camphor or peppermint camphor. It has the peculiar effect on skin and membranes of making them feel cool, and is used in liqueurs, confections, cigarettes, cough drops and perfumes, among other things.

Webster Dictionary
  • Alcohol (noun)

    a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent;

    "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"

  • Alcohol (noun)

    any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation

  • Menthol (noun)

    a lotion containing menthol which gives it a mint flavoring

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