Meaning of ALCOHOL in English


noun Etymology: New Latin, from Medieval Latin, powdered antimony, from Old Spanish, from Arabic al-kuḥul the powdered antimony, from kuḥl kohl Date: 1672 1. ethanol especially when considered as the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors, drink (as whiskey or beer) containing ethanol, a mixture of ethanol and water that is usually 95 percent ethanol, any of a class of organic compounds that are analogous to ethanol and that are hydroxyl derivatives of hydrocarbons

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