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Meaning of benzyl alcohol

ben'zyl al'cohol

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— Chem. Chem.
  1. a colorless, faintly aromatic, slightly water-soluble liquid, CHO, used chiefly as a solvent in the manufacture of perfumes and flavorings, and as an intermediate in the synthesis of benzyl esters and ethers. Also called
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