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[al-kuh-haw-lahyz, -ho-]
verb (used with object), al·co·hol·ized, al·co·hol·iz·ing.
  1. to convert into an alcohol.
  2. to treat or saturate with an alcohol.
  3. to place under the influence of alcoholic beverages; make drunk; besot.
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Also especially British, al·co·hol·ise.

Origin of alcoholize

First recorded in 1680–90; alcohol + -ize
Related formsal·co·hol·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·al·co·hol·ize, verb (used with object), o·ver·al·co·hol·ized, o·ver·al·co·hol·iz·ing.un·al·co·hol·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for alcoholize



  1. (tr) to turn into alcoholic drink, as by fermenting or mixing with alcohol
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Derived Formsalcoholization or alcoholisation, noun
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