Examples of alcohol in a Sentence
cough medicine that contains alcohol
drinks that are high in alcohol
There was a high level of alcohol in his blood at the time of the accident.
a mixture of different alcohols
The restaurant had a license to serve alcohol.
Recent Examples of alcohol from the Web
Former members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity face charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault to hazing and alcohol violations.
A coroner found hand marks on Bartee’s neck and did not find alcohol or medication in her system during an autopsy.
No information was available on the driver’s identity or whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
Millions of Americans watch the sun disappear, Angela Merkel hobnobs with cosplayers at Europe’s biggest computer-gaming convention, and Indian establishments celebrate the partial lifting of an alcohol ban.
Demographers last year noted a rare decline in life expectancy for this group, driven by a surge in deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide.
Although to many friends and families, the lead Linkin Park singer seemed in good spirits leading up to his death, longtime friend Ryan Shuck told Rolling Stone Bennington was struggling with alcohol addiction.
The Hound steals his alcohol to drink it, but Jon grabs it out of his hands.
At alcohol concentrations above 59 percent, those flavor compounds are clustered throughout the whiskey.
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Origin and Etymology of alcohol
First Known Use: 1672See Words from the same year
Synonymsaqua vitae, ardent spirits, booze, bottle, drink, firewater, grog, hooch [slang], inebriant, intoxicant, John Barleycorn, juice [slang], liquor, lush [slang], moonshine, potable, rum, sauce [slang], spirits, stimulant, strong drink, tipple
Related Wordsaperitif, bracer, chaser, digestif, nightcap; belt, load, nip, peg [British], pop, shooter, shot, slug, snifter, snort, tot, whet; cocktail, mixed drink; ale, beer, brew, brewage, brewski [slang], home brew, malt liquor, microbrew, mum, nappy [chiefly Scottish]; mead, sake (or saki), wine; barley-bree (also barley-broo) [chiefly Scottish], brandy, gin, liqueur, mao-tai, mescal, schnapps, tequila, vodka, whiskey (or whisky); Dutch courage
ALCOHOL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of alcohol for English Language Learners
: 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
ALCOHOL Defined for Kids
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