Alcohol - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈælkəhɔːl|  American pronunciation of the word alcohol
Brit.  |ˈalkəhɒl|  British pronunciation of the word alcohol


- a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent(syn: inebriant, intoxicant)

alcohol (or drink) ruined him

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


drinks that are high in alcohol

There was a high level of alcohol in his blood at the time of the accident.

The restaurant had a license to serve alcohol.

I don't drink alcohol anymore.

alcohol abuse (=when someone drinks too much)

people with alcohol problems (=people who drink too much)

He's still too young to buy alcohol legally.

There was a high level of alcohol in his blood.

The amount of alcohol in his blood exceeded the legal limit.

Only adults can purchase alcohol.

My religious beliefs forbid the drinking of alcohol.

He says he's lost too many years to the bottle, and that he's giving up alcohol.

The nightclub was shut down for selling alcohol to a minor.

Alcohol can alter a person's mood.

He has been alcohol dependent for several years.

Word forms

singular: alcohol
plural: alcohols
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