active amyl alcohol

noun

Definition of active amyl alcohol

: a liquid levorotatory primary alcohol C2H5CH(CH3)CH2OH occurring in fusel oil; levo-2-methyl-1-butanol

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First Known Use of active amyl alcohol

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Active amyl alcohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/active%20amyl%20alcohol. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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