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alcohol

División en sílabas: al·co·hol
Pronunciación: /ˈalkəˌhôl
 
, ˈalkəˌhäl
 
/

Definición de alcohol en inglés:

sustantivo

1A colorless volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks, and is also used as an industrial solvent and as fuel.
Example sentences
  • Sugar is taken and in the presence of an enzyme (a biological catalyst) ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide are produced.
  • Fermentation The conversion of sugar in grape juice into ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide.
  • an important measurement of any wine, is its concentration of the intoxicant ethyl alcohol, or ethanol.
1.1Drink containing this: he has not taken alcohol in twenty-five years
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He said that among the tenets of the Muslim faith were that one did not drink alcohol or serve it to guests.
  • If he could have stopped at one or two drinks, alcohol would have served him well, but he couldn't do that.
  • If you are using alcohol, vodka is the most appropriate as it has no scent of its own.
Sinónimos
liquor, intoxicating drink/beverage(s), strong drink, alcoholic drink/beverage(s), drink, spirits
informal booze, hooch, the hard stuff, firewater, rotgut, moonshine, white lightning, grog, the demon rum, the bottle, the sauce
1.2 Chemistry Any organic compound whose molecule contains one or more hydroxyl groups attached to a carbon atom.
Example sentences
  • Complete combustion of alcohols produces carbon dioxide and water.
  • Thermatoga microorganisms are known to play a role in the anaerobic oxidation of hydrocarbons to alcohols, organic acids and carbon dioxide.
  • On the other hand, the permeability of the membrane for small uncharged solutes such as low molecular weight alcohols, amides, ketones etc., did not change.

Origen

mid 16th century: French (earlier form of alcool), or from medieval Latin, from Arabic al-kuḥl 'the kohl'. In early use the term denoted powders, specifically kohl, and especially those obtained by sublimation; later 'a distilled or rectified spirit' (mid 17th century).

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  • Arabic al-kuhl gave us the modern English word alcohol, but there were several changes in meaning along the way. Al in Arabic means ‘the’, and al-kuhl means ‘the kohl’, referring to a powder used as eye make-up. By extension, the term was applied to a fine powder and then to a liquid essence or spirit obtained by distillation.

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