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alcohol

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Etymology

From Middle English or Old French alcohol (modern French alcool) < Arabic الكحل (al-kuħl), kohl).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
alcohol

Plural
s

alcohol (s)
  1. (uncountable) An intoxicating beverage made by the fermentation of sugar or sugar-containing material.
  2. (organic chemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any of a class of organic compounds (such as ethanol) containing a hydroxyl functional group (-OH).

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

alcohol m. (no plural, no diminutive)

  1. alcohol

Related terms

  • alcoholisch
  • alcoholisme n.

Synonyms

  • (beverage) sterke drank

French

Noun

alcohol m. (plural alcohols)

  1. (rare) Alternative spelling of alcool.

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /al'kol/

Noun

alcohol m. (plural alcoholes)

Singular
alcohol m.

Plural
alcoholes m.

  1. alcohol

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