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 History of this Word

"ol" is from "alcohol", modern english

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
butanol
cortisol
cresol
glycerol

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-ol" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates compound containing hydroxyl. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-ol illustration Studies show that alcohol takes a much greater physical toll on women than on men.
-ol illustration The benzole mixture contains about 70% of benzene.