Ethanol – a transparent, colorless, volatile, flammable liquid that is the major ingredient of alcoholic beverages. Excessive ingestion results in acute intoxication, with psychological, gastrointestinal, neurological, and motor abnormalities; ingestion during pregnancy can harm the fetus. See also alcoholism. The pharmaceutical preparation is called alcohol. Called also ethyl or grain alcohol.


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