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alcohol

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noun al·co·hol \ˈal-kə-ˌhȯl\

Medical Definition of alcohol

  1. 1a:  ethanol especially when considered as the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquorsb:  drink (as whiskey or beer) containing ethanolc:  a mixture of ethanol and water that is usually 95 percent ethanol

  2. 2:  any of various compounds that are analogous to ethanol in constitution and that are hydroxyl derivatives of hydrocarbons





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