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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On this second day of the festival, the Lutzes were checking out Grass Lands, a cordoned off, 21-and-older area where about two dozen vendors were, for the first time, hawking joints, infused chocolates, THC-laden nonalcoholic beers and more. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, "A whiff of the music festival future? Outside Lands sells cannabis for the first time," 11 Aug. 2019 Bill Shufelt, who recently founded Athletic Brewing, makers of nonalcoholic craft beer, initially included this information on his labels until regulators stepped in. Gary Dzen,, "6 expert tips for reading a beer label," 22 July 2019 Athletic Brewing Company produces nonalcoholic craft beers that even appeal to Olympians seeking recovery drinks. Anna Ben Yehuda Rahmanan, Fortune, "Alcohol-Free Bars Caught on in the U.S. and U.K. But Can They Go Global?," 22 June 2019 Flying Embers is the latest twist on the trend of taking popular nonalcoholic beverages and making them alcoholic. John Kell, Fortune, "Is Spiked Kombucha the New Hard Seltzer?," 14 Sep. 2019 There are now nonalcoholic bars and even sober influencers, and, in short, a seemingly greater interest in making drinking less of a central role in social life. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "It’s the unofficial drink of summer 2019, but the cheap, low-cal, gender-neutral canned cocktail has serious staying power.," 20 Aug. 2019 This flavor acts as an appetite stimulant, so its presence may help a nonalcoholic cocktail play the role that traditional aperitifs do. M. Carrie Allan, Twin Cities, "No alcohol, no problem: How to make complex, balanced zero-proof cocktails," 19 Aug. 2019 On sale were Mason jars filled with spicy peanuts, popcorn, hot dogs, chips and nonalcoholic drinks. Colleen Creamer, New York Times, "In Southern Appalachia, Searching for the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music," 19 Aug. 2019 The event also features locations serving nonalcoholic beverages, such as coffee, kombucha, juices and water. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Aviara Women’s Club holds Hawaiian event," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of nonalcoholic

1857, in the meaning defined above

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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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