- a colourless volatile flammable liquid which is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks, and is also used as an industrial solvent and as fuel: it is an offence to drive if you have more than 80 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood the use of petrol containing alcohol
- Alternative names: ethanol, ethyl alcohol; chemical formula: C2H5OH
mid 16th century: French (earlier form of alcool), or from medieval Latin, from Arabic al-kuḥl 'the kohl'. In early use the term referred to powders, specifically kohl, and especially those obtained by sublimation; later 'a distilled or rectified spirit' (mid 17th century)
Spell alcohol with alco- at the beginning.
drink a large cold orange juice, not alcohol.