Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See alcohol.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An older name for ethanol, a type of alcohol.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the organic compound C2H5.OH, which is the intoxicating agent in beer, wine, and other fermented and distilled liquors; it is used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel.

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

  • n. the intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline
  • n. nonflavored alcohol of 95 percent or 190 proof used for blending with straight whiskies and in making gin and liqueurs

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Examples

  • Mirone, The effect of ethyl alcohol on growth, fecundity and voluntary consumption of alcohol by mice, Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcoholism 13 1952: 365-69.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

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