non·​al·​co·​hol·​ic | \ˌnän-ˌal-kə-ˈhȯ-lik, -ˈhä-\

Definition of nonalcoholic 

: not alcoholic: such as

a : not containing alcohol nonalcoholic beverages

b : not relating to or caused by alcoholism nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

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To make it, Suntory drained the color from its nonalcoholic beer, added lime flavoring and increased the carbonation. Megumi Fujikawa, WSJ, "Clear Beer? Don’t Judge a Drink by Its Color," 29 Aug. 2018 Heineken’s Lagunitas craft-brewing label has launched a brand specializing in nonalcoholic drinks infused with THC, marijuana’s active ingredient. Craig Giammona, The Seattle Times, "Coca-Cola eyeing cannabis market as traditional businesses lag," 17 Sep. 2018 Naturally, there will be libations — of the alcoholic and nonalcoholic kinds. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 July 2018 The big surprise in the study was that Little League was ranked third for unhealthy food and nonalcoholic beverage sponsors, said Bragg. Mari A. Schaefer,, "TV, online ads during sports events may help make kids fat," 26 Mar. 2018 The event features specially priced small plates, appetizers and one-of-a-kind beverages, alcoholic and nonalcoholic, at over 25 restaurants, bars and lounges. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Food and drink events: Cooking classes, wine tastings, more," 6 Mar. 2018 According to the American Liver Foundation, about 100 million Americans are estimated to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Ronald Concha-parra,, "Q&A: Am I at risk for fatty liver disease?," 23 June 2018 Belzer, a lifelong Port resident, was diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in early 2016. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Port Washington rallies to help Police Officer Gary Belzer, who needs a liver transplant," 6 Feb. 2018 Thirty percent of the population has nonalcoholic fatty liver, and 25 percent of that population is at risk for the form of fatty liver called NASH that can progress to cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease and liver cancer. Cathie Anderson, sacbee, "A liver disease you've never heard of is putting 12 million Americans' lives at risk," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of nonalcoholic

1857, in the meaning defined above

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