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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a suffix used in the names of chemical derivatives, representing “alcohol” (glycerol; naphthol; phenol), or sometimes “phenol” or less definitely assignable phenol derivatives (resorcinol).

    Category: Chemistry, Affix

Origin of -ol:

short for alcohol


  1. Category: Affix

    Ref: var. of -ole2. 2 2


  1. Old Latin.

    Category: Peoples


  1. ol(Adjective)

    Contraction of old, especially used before names as a sign of affection ("your ol' Grandpa").


  1. -ol

    The suffix –ol is used in organic chemistry to form names of organic compounds containing the –OH group: see alcohol. It was extracted from the word alcohol.

Anagrams of ol

  1. LO, lo

Translations for ol

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a narrow strip of leather, cloth, or other material, eg with a buckle for fastening something (eg a suitcase, wristwatch etc) or by which to hold, hang or support something (eg a camera, rucksack etc)

I need a new watch-strap; luggage straps.

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