amyl alcohol

noun

Definition of amyl alcohol

  1. :  any of eight isomeric alcohols C5H12O used especially as solvents and in making esters; also :  a commercially produced mixture of amyl alcohols used especially as a solvent

1849

First Known Use of amyl alcohol

1849


Medical Dictionary

amyl alcohol

noun

Medical Definition of amyl alcohol

  1. :  any of eight isomeric alcohols C5H12O used especially as solvents and in making esters; also :  either of two commercially produced mixtures of amyl alcohols used especially as solvents


Learn More about amyl alcohol


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up amyl alcohol? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • ludwig-richter-spring-has-arrived
  • Which is a synonym of upbraid?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ