fusel oil

noun fu·sel oil \ ˈfyü-zəl- \

Definition of fusel oil

: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

partial translation of German Fuselöl, from Fusel "distilled spirits of poor quality," probably originally in Low German dialects, of obscure origin


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fusel oil

noun fu·sel oil \ ˈfyü-zəl- \

medical Definition of fusel oil

: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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