fusel oil

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noun fu·sel oil \ˈfyü-zəl-\

Definition of fusel oil

  1. :  an acrid oily liquid occurring in insufficiently distilled alcoholic liquors, consisting chiefly of amyl alcohol, and used especially as a source of alcohols and as a solvent

Origin and Etymology of fusel oil

German Fusel bad liquor


First Known Use: 1850


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fusel oil

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noun fu·sel oil \ˈfyü-zəl-\

Medical Definition of fusel oil

  1. :  an acrid oily liquid occurring in insufficiently distilled alcoholic liquors, consisting chiefly of amyl alcohol, and used especially as a source of alcohols and as a solvent


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