meaning of -ol

-ol meaning in Etymology Dictionary

word-forming aspect in chemistry, variously representing alcohol, phenol, or perhaps in some cases Latin oleum "oil" (see oil (letter.)).


-ol meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix denoting the substance within the name which it seems is one of the group of alcohols or hydroxyl derivatives, as carbinol, glycerol, etc.


-ol meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix denoting that material within the title that it seems belongs to the variety of alcohols or hydroxyl types, as carbinol, glycerol, etc.