gasohol

noun
gas·​o·​hol | \ ˈga-sə-ˌhȯl How to pronounce gasohol (audio) \

Definition of gasohol

: a fuel consisting of a blend usually of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline

First Known Use of gasohol

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gasohol

blend of gasoline and alcohol

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“Gasohol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gasohol. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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