- noun a colourless inflammable liquid, produced by the fermentation of sugars. It is used as an ingredient of organic chemicals, intoxicating drinks and medicines.
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- The alcohol produced by the fermentation of sugars which is responsible for the intoxicating effects of alcoholic drinks. It disappears from boiling liquid after some time. Used as a solvent for food colourings and flavourings.
- noun a colourless liquid, present in alcoholic drinks such as whisky, gin and vodka, and also used in medicines and as a disinfectant.
- alcohol produced by the fermentation of sugar by a yeast catalyst. It is one of the main by-products of fermentation and is the main type of alcohol in wine.