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blood alcohol

noun
variants: or blood-alcohol

medical Definition of blood alcohol

: the amount of alcohol in the blood
  • … if a machine measures their blood alcohol at 0.10 or above they are drunk “per se,” and in most states they can immediately lose their drivers' licenses.
  • —Matthew L. WaldThe New York Times30 Jan. 1998
often used before another noun
  • blood alcohol concentration

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