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Definition of "fusel" [fu•sel]

  • A hot, acrid, oily liquid, accompanying many alcoholic liquors (as potato whisky, corn whisky, etc.), as an undesirable ingredient, and consisting of several of the higher alcohols and compound ethers, but mostly of amyl alcohol

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "fusel" in a sentence
  • "I think Haiti actually is a fusel country, a law-abiding country."
  • "Certainly there are other compounds in various alcoholic beverages that can contribute to its toxicity fusel oil, a mixture of higher alcohols and furfural, being my favorite, because it has such a cool name but your pointing a finger at a single compound and tying it to a particular food additive suggests both some degree of ignorance and some magnitude of agenda."
  • "The Japanese, from the Mikado downwards, have acquired a love of foreign intoxicants, which would be hurtful enough to them if the intoxicants were genuine, but is far worse when they are compounds of vitriol, fusel oil, bad vinegar, and I know not what."