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alcohol

Pronunciation: /ˈælkəhɔːl; ˈælkəhɒl/

Translation of alcohol in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (drink) alcohol (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 [Chemistry/Química] alcohol (masculine)
    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.

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