alcohol


alcohol
alcohol [al′kə hôl΄, al′kəhäl΄]
n.
[ML, term used by PARACELSUS Philippus Aureolus for fine powder, distilled spirit < Ar alkul, antimony powder, collyrium < al, the + kul, KOHL]
1. 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
2. any intoxicating liquor with this liquid in it
3. the drinking of such liquors [alcohol was his downfall]
4. 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

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