Meaning of ALCOHOL in English
( n. )
Pure spirit of wine; pure or highly rectified spirit (called also ethyl alcohol); the spirituous or intoxicating element of fermented or distilled liquors, or more loosely a liquid containing it in considerable quantity. It is extracted by simple distillation from various vegetable juices and infusions of a saccharine nature, which have undergone vinous fermentation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012