nonalcoholic

adjective
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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According to the American Liver Foundation, about 100 million Americans are estimated to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Ronald Concha-parra, Philly.com, "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 But the Chinese should remember one thing: Mr. Trump is a teetotaler, so the eventual congratulatory toasts should be nonalcoholic. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Trump’s Trade Tactic Might Work," 6 Apr. 2018 Haymaker Restaurant Pair brunch or lunch with the refreshing and festive Patriot drink, a concoction of vodka and fruit flavors served over ice ($6, $3.50 for nonalcoholic version). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Happy birthday, America! 35 restaurants celebrating with Fourth of July food, drink deals," 29 June 2018 Nonalcoholic Sangria Makes about 2 quarts Many nonalcoholic sangrias amount to little more than combinations of various fruit juices. Adam Ried, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Four ways to make summer sangria, with or without wine," 19 May 2018 Dry July comes and goes, but the nonalcoholic drinks trend is just picking up steam. Joy Manning, Philly.com, "Where to drink in Philadelphia during Dry July," 12 July 2018 The Atlanta Falcons reduced food and nonalcoholic drink prices last season by 50 percent (and saw fan spending increase by 16 percent). Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "Amid attendance woes, Orioles and Ravens aggressively court fans," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of nonalcoholic

1857, in the meaning defined above

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