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Alcohol vs. Menthol

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Alcoholnoun

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

Mentholnoun

(chemistry) 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

Alcoholnoun

(colloquial) Ethanol.

Mentholnoun

A menthol cigarette.

Alcoholnoun

(uncountable) Beverages containing ethanol, collectively.

Mentholnoun

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.

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Alcoholnoun

(obsolete) Any very fine powder.

Mentholnoun

a lotion containing menthol which gives it a mint flavoring

Alcoholnoun

An impalpable powder.

Mentholnoun

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.

Alcoholnoun

The fluid essence or pure spirit obtained by distillation.

Menthol

Menthol is an organic compound made synthetically or obtained from the oils of corn mint, peppermint, or other mints. It is a waxy, crystalline substance, clear or white in color, which is solid at room temperature and melts slightly above.

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Alcoholnoun

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.

Alcoholnoun

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.

Alcoholnoun

a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent;

‘alcohol (or drink) ruined him’;

Alcoholnoun

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

Alcoholnoun

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’;

Alcoholnoun

drink containing alcohol

‘he has not taken alcohol in twenty-five years’;

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Alcoholnoun

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’;

Alcohol

In chemistry, alcohol is an organic compound that carries at least one hydroxyl functional group (−OH) bound to a saturated carbon atom. The term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethanol (ethyl alcohol), which is used as a drug and is the main alcohol present in alcoholic drinks.

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