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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The room was decorated with wall rugs and cacti; Spanish moss descended around a nonalcoholic bar. Eliza Brooke, Glamour, "Is the World Ready for Miki Agrawal and Her Next Big Idea?," 4 Apr. 2019 Moms can enjoy a complimentary mimosa, bloody maria or nonalcoholic beverage with the purchase of any brunch entree. Christen A. Johnson,, "25 Mother's Day brunch spots to wine and dine mom," 30 Apr. 2018 Featuring animatronic animals, a Polynesian atmosphere, and nonalcoholic tiki drinks, the Tiki Room quickly became a hit with visitors to the California theme park. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Disney Attraction Powered by Nuclear Weapons Tech," 16 Jan. 2019 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

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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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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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