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  1. ol(suff.)

    A suffix denoting that the substance in the name of which it appears belongs to the series of alcohols or hydroxyl derivatives, as ethanol, carbinol, phenol, glycerol, etc. Such compounds contain the hydroxy radical (-OH).

  2. Origin: [From alcohol.]

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  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.


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