Definition of gasohol in US English:



North American
  • A mixture of gasoline and ethyl alcohol used as fuel in internal combustion engines.

    • ‘The energy minister also said gasohol sales had increased seven times from that of January.’
    • ‘In Brazil, ethanol from fermentation of sugarcane is used pure or blended with gasoline to yield gasohol, which contains 24 percent ethanol.’
    • ‘The government has been trying to promote gasohol as an alternative fuel to reduce the country's reliance on imported fossil fuels.’
    • ‘It is also used as an additive to gasoline to make a compound called gasohol.’
    • ‘One of the many industrial uses of ethanol involves blending it with gasoline to make gasohol.’


1970s: blend of gas and alcohol.