syn·​thol | \ ˈsinˌthȯl, -thōl \
plural -s

Definition of synthol

: a synthetic motor fuel made by heating water gas or synthesis gas under pressure in the presence of a catalyst and containing chiefly alcohols, fatty acids, and ketones or chiefly hydrocarbons — compare fischer-tropsch process

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synthe(tic) + -ol

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“Synthol.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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