Definition of Alcohol in English :

Define Alcohol in English

Alcohol meaning in English

Meaning of Alcohol in English

Pronunciation of Alcohol in English

Alcohol pronunciation in English

Pronounce Alcohol in English


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1. alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant

a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent

Example Sentences:
'alcohol (or drink) ruined him'

2. alcohol

any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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1. Also called: ethanol, ethyl alcohol
a colourless flammable liquid, the active principle of intoxicating drinks, produced by the fermentation of sugars, esp glucose, and used as a solvent and in the manufacture of organic chemicals. Formula: C2H5OH
a drink or drinks containing this substance
3. chemistry
any one of a class of organic compounds that contain one or more hydroxyl groups bound to carbon atoms. The simplest alcohols have the formula ROH, where R is an alkyl group
Compare phenol (sense 2), See also diol, triol

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a colorless, volatile, pungent liquid, C2H5OH: it can be burned as fuel (10-15% of gasohol), is used in industry and medicine, and is the intoxicating element of whiskey, wine, beer, and other fermented or distilled liquors: classed as a depressant drug
: also called ethyl alcohol
any intoxicating liquor with this liquid in it
the drinking of such liquors
alcohol was his downfall
a class of organic compounds, including ethyl or methyl (wood) alcohol, that contain one or more hydroxyl groups (OH) and form esters in reactions with acids

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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1. Any of a series of hydroxyl compounds, the simplest of which are derived from saturated hydrocarbons, have the general formula CnH2n+1OH, and include ethanol and methanol.
2. A colorless volatile flammable liquid, C2H5OH, synthesized or obtained by fermentation of sugars and starches and widely used, either pure or denatured, as a solvent and in drugs, cleaning solutions, explosives, and intoxicating beverages. Also called ethanol, ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol.
3. Intoxicating beverages containing ethanol considered as a group: the national consumption of alcohol.

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