Etymology: From or (term, alcohol, lang=fro) (modern French (term, alcool, lang=fr)) < (Arab.) (term, sc=ARchar, ÙÙ, ÙÙÙ, tr=al-kuÄl, kohl, lang=ar)
- (uncountable) An intoxicating beverage made by the fermentation of sugar or sugar-containing material.
- (context, organic chemistry, countable) Any of a class of organic compounds (such as ethanol) containing a hydroxyl functional group(-OH).
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