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alcohol

noun al·co·hol \ˈal-kə-ˌhl\

: a clear liquid that has a strong smell, that is used in some medicines and other products, and that is the substance in liquors (such as beer, wine, or whiskey) that can make a person drunk

: drinks containing alcohol

Full Definition of ALCOHOL

1
a :  ethanol especially when considered as the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors
b :  drink (as whiskey or beer) containing ethanol
c :  a mixture of ethanol and water that is usually 95 percent ethanol
2
:  any of a class of organic compounds that are analogous to ethanol and that are hydroxyl derivatives of hydrocarbons

Examples of ALCOHOL

  1. cough medicine that contains alcohol
  2. drinks that are high in alcohol
  3. There was a high level of alcohol in his blood at the time of the accident.
  4. a mixture of different alcohols
  5. The restaurant had a license to serve alcohol.

Origin of ALCOHOL

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, powdered antimony, from Old Spanish, from Arabic al-kuḥul the powdered antimony, from kuḥl kohl
First Known Use: 1672

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

alcohol

noun al·co·hol \ˈal-kə-ˌhl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALCOHOL

1
a :  ethanol especially when considered as the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors b :  drink (as whiskey or beer) containing ethanol c :  a mixture of ethanol and water that is usually 95 percent ethanol
2
:  any of various compounds that are analogous to ethanol in constitution and that are hydroxyl derivatives of hydrocarbons

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