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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.

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(Elements & Compounds) a mixture of 80% or 90% petrol with 20% or 10% ethyl alcohol, for use as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
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(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]
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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
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[ˈgæsəʊhɒl] N (US) → gasohol m
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Fiscal 2018 revenues were up nearly 3% from the prior year, but Fitch notes that could reflect the end of a prior partial sales tax exemption on gasohol (a mix of gasoline and ethanol, and the primary form of gasoline purchased in the state).
With about 10 percent of Brazil's total population, Sao Paulo's inhabitants fill their vehicles with a biofuel comprising of sugarcane ethanol, gasohol and soya diesel.
In addition, the stores are 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.
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. (5,6)
If you're interested in decreasing vehicle emissions, cleaning up the air in Europe and lowering the pump price, it's so easy to add varying percentages of ethanol to your gasoline (gasohol), and with no further actual pain, thereby lift your air quality with a much 'cleaner' burning fuel.
PTT and Bangchak Petroleum announced that they are increasing pump prices by 0.50 baht a litre for petrol and gasohol and 0.30 baht per litre for gasohol E85.
In 1979, the notion of "gasohol" had achieved semi-fad status on Wall Street.
In letters to Attorney General Eric Holder and Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez, the two senators note that "Station owners who wish to sell renewable fuel would bear the cost and logistical burden of having to install additional infrastructure to do so." In such a case, they say, "the oil company may be using its economic power over its franchisee[s] to effect a tying arrangement in violation of the Sherman [Antitrust] Act." 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.
The stabilizer is especially important now that our gasoline is "gasohol" with 10-percent ethanol.