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A fuel consisting of a blend of ethyl alcohol and unleaded gasoline, especially a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline.


(Elements & Compounds) a mixture of 80% or 90% petrol with 20% or 10% ethyl alcohol, for use as a fuel in internal-combustion engines


(ˈgæs əˌhɔl, -ˌhɒl)

a mixture of gasoline and ethyl alcohol, generally containing no more than 10 percent alcohol, used as an automobile fuel.
[1975–80; gas (oline) + (alc) ohol]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gasohol - a gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol from corn
gasolene, gasoline, petrol, gas - a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
ethanol, ethyl alcohol, fermentation alcohol, grain alcohol - the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen


[ˈgæsəʊhɒl] N (US) → gasohol m
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In addition, it will be involved in the retail sale of gasoline or gasohol on a self-service basis.
At the present, there is an advocation to use gasohol as a renewable energy instead of gasoline such as E-10, E-20 and E-85 which contain 10%, 20% and 85% of ethanol, respectively.
Citing an example, he said that Thailand is hoping to work toward a target of the country using 39 million litres of gasohol (ethanol fuel) per day to reduce its reliance on traditional petroleum products.
And, they add, "This conduct may also violate the Gasohol Competition Act of 1980, which prohibits discrimination or unreasonable limits against the sale of gasohol or other synthetic motor fuels.
The new coating is specially formulated to combat immersion and containment service corrosion caused by contact with aggressive chemicals such as aromatic solvents, hi-aromatic gasoline, ethanol gasohol, MTBE, ETBE, TAME and ether/fuel blends.
Incorporation of the long-chain diacid is reported to decrease water absorption (the Achilles' heel of polyamides) and to provide significant increases in chemical and solvent resistance of the polyamide, including resistance to gasohol.
In just a few minutes of discussion with him, it became apparent to me that the notion of turning Holly's sugar beets into gasohol was absurd.
Myanmar will promote the use of natural gas and gasohol, a mixture of ethanol and gasoline, as alternative fuels for motor vehicles to cope with rising demand for energy and higher global oil prices, local media reported Thursday.
MFA Oil's involvement with renewable fuels goes back to the late 1970s, when the company first began distributing ethanol-blended gasoline, then known as gasohol.
Options to increase transportation funding include drawing down Highway Trust Fund reserves, capturing some percentage of the gasohol revenues now being deposited in the general fund, capturing interest on Highway Trust Fund reserves, increasing general fund support for transit, selling financial instruments, and indexing and raising federal fuel taxes.
Gasohol is a blend of 90 percent unleaded gasoline and 10 percent denatured, anhydrous ethanol.