from The Century Dictionary.

  • To convert into alcohol; rectify (spirit) till it is wholly purified.
  • To saturate with alcohol; expose to the influence or subject to the effects of alcohol.
  • To reduce to an impalpable powder.
  • Also spelled alcoholise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To reduce to a fine powder.
  • transitive verb To convert into alcohol; to rectify; also, to saturate with alcohol.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To convert into alcohol by fermentation, or to increase the concentration of alcohol by rectification
  • verb To infuse or saturate with an alcoholic spirit
  • verb To subject to the influence of alcohol
  • verb obsolete To reduce to a fine powder

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make alcoholic, as by fermenting
  • verb treat or infuse with alcohol
  • verb subject to the influence of alcohol


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