non·​al·​co·​hol·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˌal-kə-ˈhȯ-lik How to pronounce nonalcoholic (audio) , -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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Recent Examples on the Web The boring old standards—juice, fountain soda, or, uh, water—are out, and these nonalcoholic drink recipes are in. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, "25 Booze-Free Mocktail Recipes That Aren't Just Juice," 27 Nov. 2020 For a $5 flat fee each, guests get one candy, a nonalcoholic beverage and popcorn (when purchased for every guest in the party). Ben Crandell,, "Buy local: A 2020 South Florida holiday gift guide," 24 Nov. 2020 They were sprinkled throughout the lower bowl at FedEx Field with all nonalcoholic concessions at half price. Stephen Whyno,, "Jones, Giants hold on to beat Washington for 2nd victory," 8 Nov. 2020 Insitro already has a deal with Gilead Sciences Inc. to develop treatments for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a liver disease. Robert Langreth,, "Bristol Myers Turns to Machine Learning Startup to Solve ALS," 28 Oct. 2020 Customers can expect the return of classic brews like Kayak Kolsch alongside new and nonalcoholic options, Maxim said. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, "Duluth's oldest craft brewery will be revived in a new Lakeside home," 17 Oct. 2020 Prices for food eaten at home in the Chicago area jumped 3.2% from March to April, the largest monthly increase since the 1970s, driven by hikes in cereal, dairy, meat and nonalcoholic beverages. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz,, "Grocery prices are down from their COVID-19 summer peaks. But here’s why your food bills are still stubbornly high.," 22 Oct. 2020 Fans are encouraged to bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages, as concessions will not be sold. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers drive-in: Watch the World Series on giant screens at Dodger Stadium," 19 Oct. 2020 With nonalcoholic riffs on everything from Pimm's Cups to Palomas and entirely original libations, these creative recipes will ensure that no one ever feels left out. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "14 Cocktail Books to Improve Your Bartending Skills," 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of nonalcoholic

1857, in the meaning defined above

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1 Dec 2020

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“Nonalcoholic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonalcoholic

used to describe a drink that does not contain any alcohol

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