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Alcohol vs. Vinegar

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Main Difference

The main difference between Alcohol and Vinegar is that the Alcohol is a any organic compound in which the hydroxyl functional group (–OH) is bound to a saturated carbon atom and Vinegar is a liquid consisting mainly of acetic acid and water.

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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.

  • Vinegar (noun)

    A sour liquid formed by the fermentation of alcohol used as a condiment or preservative; a dilute solution of acetic acid.

  • Vinegar (noun)

    Any variety of vinegar.

    "a range of herb-flavoured vinegars"

  • Vinegar (verb)

    To season or otherwise treat with vinegar.

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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.

  • Vinegar (noun)

    A sour liquid used as a condiment, or as a preservative, and obtained by the spontaneous (acetous) fermentation, or by the artificial oxidation, of wine, cider, beer, or the like.

  • Vinegar (noun)

    Hence, anything sour; - used also metaphorically.

  • Vinegar

    To convert into vinegar; to make like vinegar; to render sour or sharp.

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

  • Vinegar (noun)

    sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative

  • Vinegar (noun)

    dilute acetic acid

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