- alcock's canal,
- alcohol dehydrogenase,
- alcohol dependence,
Origin of alcohol
Examples from the Web for alcohol
Alcohol and sugar, even in moderate amounts, are not only sinful but poisonous.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You spice it with blues and skiffle music, and pickle it in alcohol and tobacco smoke.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They want to change bad behaviors—tobacco, alcohol, using a seat belt, anything.
But after a troubled history with alcohol, some tribes are wary.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It|Abby Haglage|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He said officers no longer arrest people for merely having an open beer bottle but instead ask them to leave the alcohol behind.
It is as false a stimulant as opium or alcohol, and leaves a corresponding mark.The Translation of a Savage, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Keep a kettle of water boiling over an alcohol flame, and use it to dilute the tea as needed.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
Wash with alcohol until no more colour is discharged and the alcohol runs away clear and colourless.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
If you eat wine-jelly, or wine-sauce, you may learn to like the taste of alcohol and thus easily begin to drink some weak liquor.Child's Health Primer For Primary Classes|Jane Andrews
Alcohol boils at a lower temperature than water; gasoline boils at a lower temperature than kerosene.Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
Word Origin for alcohol
1540s (early 15c. as alcofol), "fine powder produced by sublimation," from Medieval Latin alcohol "powdered ore of antimony," from Arabic al-kuhul "kohl," the fine metallic powder used to darken the eyelids, from kahala "to stain, paint." The al- is the Arabic definite article, "the."
"Powdered cosmetic" was the earliest sense in English; definition broadened 1670s to "any sublimated substance, the pure spirit of anything," including liquids. Modern sense of "intoxicating ingredient in strong liquor" is first recorded 1753, short for alcohol of wine, which was extended to "the intoxicating element in fermented liquors." In organic chemistry, the word was extended 1850 to the class of compounds of the same type as this.